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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
WordPress System Requirements
3.
Installing WordPress
3.1.
Download WordPress
3.2.
Creating a Database
3.2.1.
Using PhpmyAdmin
3.3.
Setup Wizard
4.
Frequently Asked Questions
5.
Conclusion
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024
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Installing WordPress

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Introduction

WordPress is a free, open-source website-building platform. WordPress is a tool that allows users to create and design websites without knowing how to code. The main languages used in this CMS are PHP and MySQL, which are supported by practically any web server and hosting provider. CMSs are typically associated with blogs and bloggers, but WordPress provides a wide range of functions that enable us to build any type of website using it (Shopping, News, etc.).
WordPress is a versatile content management system that may be used for a variety of purposes, including blogging, e-commerce, and company. WordPress is a fantastic choice for both large and small websites as it was created with usability and flexibility in mind.
This blog explains the procedure of installing WordPress.

WordPress System Requirements

  • PHP Compatibility : PHP ( Version 5.2 and Above)
  • Database − MySQL (Version 5.0 and Above)
  • Web Server −
    • WAMP (Windows)
    • LAMP (Linux)
    • XAMP (Multi-platform)
  • Operating System: Cross-platform
  • Browser Support: Firefox, Google Chrome (Latest Version Preferred)
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Installing WordPress

Follow the steps to install WordPress :

Download WordPress

Click here to download WordPress from its official website.
The following snapshot illustrates the same.

Creating a Database

WordPress is dependent on a MySQL database. As a result, establish a new database with a user and password (for example, user as "root" and password as per your convenience).

Using PhpmyAdmin

Click the phpMyAdmin icon in the upper left corner, then select the Users tab. Create a WordPress-related user if one does not already exist in the list of users:

  • Select Add User.
  • Select a username for WordPress ('wordpress' is a good choice) and type it into the User name field. (Make sure Use text field: is chosen from the dropdown menu.)
  • Enter a safe password in the Password area (preferably one that contains a mix of upper and lower case characters, digits, and symbols). (Make sure Use text field: is chosen from the dropdown menu.) In the Re-typefield, type the password again.
  • Make a note of the username and password you selected.
  • All options under Global Privileges should be left at their default settings.
  • Press the Enter key. Return to the Users section and select the Edit privileges icon for the WordPress user you just created.
  • In the Database-specific privileges section, under the Add privileges to the following database option, choose the database you just created for WordPress and click Go.
  • The privileges for that database will be updated on the page. To choose all privileges, click Check All and then Go.
  • Take note of the host name listed after Server: at the top of the page on the resulting page.

After that, you can proceed with the installation process as shown below.

Setup Wizard

The steps below will show you how to install WordPress locally on your computer.

  • Unzip the WordPress folder you downloaded and upload it to your web server or localhost.
  • Open your browser and navigate to your WordPress file path; you will then see the WordPress installer's first screen, as seen below. The path in our case is localhost/<wordpress folder >. (This path can be changed as per convenience.)
  • Choose a language for WordPress and then click Continue.
  • Before you start installing WordPress, you can look over the database information you'll need.
  • Click on Let's go!
  • The information concerning the MySQL database must be entered as described in the following screen.

(The above fields can be changed as per user choice.)

  • After you've completed all of the fields, click the Submit button.
  • WordPress verifies the database settings and displays a confirmation screen, as shown below.
  • Click on “Run the installation.”
  • Fill up the administrative details.
  • Click on Install WordPress
  • After the installation is completed, a screen like the one below is displayed, which states that the installation was completed.
  • Click on “Log In.”
  • Enter Your Username and Password given while installing WordPress.

WordPress is successfully installed on your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is WordPress?
    WordPress is a free, open-source website-building platform. WordPress is a tool that allows users to create and design websites without knowing how to code.
     
  2. What are the prerequisites for installing WordPress? 
    The prerequisites for installing WordPress are PHP, MySQL, a web server, a cross-platform operating system, and a web browser.
     
  3. What is CMS in Web Design?
    A content management system (CMS) is a software application that allows many contributors to generate, update, and publish information.

Conclusion

In this article, we have extensively discussed installing WordPress. The article explains the details and step-by-step procedure of installing WordPress.
We hope that this blog has helped you enhance your knowledge regarding Installing WordPress and if you would like to learn more, check out our articles on Web Applications
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