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Step by Step Installation for WordPress

Although there are so many IDCs who may install WordPress(WP) for the newer, but learning WordPress installation is also very import for your maintain and using WordPress everyday. Yes here it is a complete tutorial for WordPress installation with any screenshots required. If you are looking for a wordpress hosting, the link post may have some good advices.

Step 1:

Download the lastest Version of WordPress

Official website:

Step 2:

The installation package is a .zip archive, If your host support unpackage online, you can uploading this .zip package via FTP and try to unpackage it in your dashboard(in your host control panel). For more hostings, they do not support this function. you have to unzip this package by unzip tools such as WinZip/WinRAR to a local folder, and then uploading all the files via FTP software to the site directory(usually similar as www, html, etc).

Step 3:

Enter the your domain name in your browser and press enter. for example,,, or, etc. Screenshot as below. Enter domain name visit, prompted the following diagram, because the lack of configuration files,  so you need to create,  just click Create configuration file (Create a Configuration File) to enter the next step:

Creat a configuration File

Note: Of course you can modify the wp-config-sample.php manually, and then save it as wp-config.php and then upload it, then the installation will be more simple , the novice or the order in accordance with the following installation, after the familiar try.

Step 4:

Click create a configuration file shown in the image above, enter the next screen:

Let's go! You need to gather the following information:

1. The database name - the database used for WordPress. * The virtual hosting, it is possible for the user in advance is to create good IDC and through e-mail and other means to tell the user, and also supports creating a new database in the dashboard. * For many IDCs, the database may need to be created in the control panel. In one word, the database should be exist before the next installation.

2. The database user name and password - Which may be as: * Generally created by the IDC, and send to the user via e-mail. * Also, may be created in some hosting in the dashboard.

3. The database host address - usually it is the default value "localhost", but many large hosting service providers, to take into account safety, most have been modified out and may even be independent of the host into the database rather than the machine, IDC also Upon completion of the account creation (to buy space will surely notice) notify the user that the host address, such as Godaddy is like this address. If you do not find the address on the first installation to use localhost to connect and look at a problem to say.

4. The table prefix - the default can be, unless there is only need to modify the table of conflict, it is recommended to use the default settings wp_. Use the default system prefix has the advantage, after the upgrade, maintenance, modification will be a lot less to worry about, but a little impact on security, because other people might guess the name of your data table. The novice, the first use of the default data table can be modified at any time after the familiar out.

Step 5:

Fill in the information for the WordPress installation

The table prefix, you can use the default wp_. Other information required under the previous step that means. Last point to submit (Submit).

Step 6:

Install WordPress

WordPress checks the data connection is normal, normal prompts the following window, just click to start the installation. At this time, WordPress will check the connection is normal, an error will prompt out, need to go back to modify, re-confirm the connection user name, password, connect the host and so is correct, right after the prompt chart above, click to start the installation.

Step 7:

Enter the blog title and email address

Finally the provision of information, enter your blog title, login name (in the WordPress 3.0 version has support for installation, set the login name and password, the default is admin, admin account in accordance with an earlier version is to generate a random password, enter your version 3.0 is the future ), and email address, pay attention to save the user name and password here is used for daily management of WordPress, and finally click Install WordPress.

Step 8:

WordPress installation, (Early version is randomly generated user name and password, so be sure to remember, at least make sure you can log into the first, and then modify their own in the background as easy to remember password, WordPress 3.0, after starting their own name, much better to be friends.) This time your site has generated, click on Login to log on to the management background.

Step 9:

If you need to modify WordPress password Click the image above login button or click on the right side of the website home page under the login link, you can see the following login window: After the first login random password will be prompted to modify the proposed changes into their own easy to remember passwords, modify as follows, or click on the left of "User (user)" - "Your Profile (my profile). And then to drop down the vertical scroll bar browser, change your password at the bottom, as shown below:

Step 10:

WordPress Default Site Home Site home page as shown below, this is the default theme, later you can modify the background site, optimization, adjust, update the theme, writing articles, etc. operation, days of follow-up margin will use according to their own experiences to write a number of WordPress article, feel together exchange.

Then you can install a wordpress theme, and make your wordpress more security.


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