How to install WordPress manually – we all love WordPress for the features it provides. After all, it is the world’s most useful framework. The reason for the high usage is primarily for its admin panel which even people with no background in coding can use easily. However, people generally get stuck in installing the application which is the inspiration for writing the article.
Installing WordPress is a piece of cake you follow simple steps and your basics are right. The WordPress documentation https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress provides a good account of how to proceed and much of the matter in the article is borrowed from it. Simplified though!
Before installation: You should have the below information in hand before you proceed –
There are many ways of doing this and we are not getting into each one specifically. Below we’ll be covering a generic step that each of the methods follows.
If you are using WordPress just for the blog section of your website. You need to install it in the appropriate folder. Generally this is /public_html/blog/.
On clicking the Cpanel will ask for the database name and maybe some other parameters.
Make sure you keep a note of the parameters enter as you will need them in the final stage of the process.
The Cpanel will ask for a name and password. After you are done with this, you will need to map the database and user. The below image will give clarity:
Of the three key points, database, user, and codes, two (user and database) are connected. We need to form the connection between codes and user and codes and database.
You can leave the table prefix as it is. It simply means that the tables will start with the prefix wp_. Your server may have other databases too and this keeps up the differentiation.
Click on run install to finish the installation process.
You will then be asked to enter some minor details that will reflect on the website. Save the details entered for back up.
The site title is the name of the website which will be reflected in multiple places depending on the coding done.
The username and the passwords are for the admin panel which you’ll need on a regular basis.
Email address is required to send you notifications and warnings if any.
Once this is done the WordPress installation is done and you will get the below message.
The process of WordPress is very simple and all you have to do is follow the above steps.
Once WordPress has been installed, the real work begins which can include theme selection or installation, Best Plugins installation, and other such settings. So in this blog, you learn how to install WordPress manually.