Jul 13

How to install Wordpress 2.8.1 blog software on your website.

Mon, 07/13/2009 - 02:21 — julie
What you need before installing Wordpress: A web hosting plan that has php version 4.3 or greater,
and MySQL version 4.1.2 or greater features.
1. Download wordpress from http://wordpress.org/download
2. Upload it to your FTP server with FileZilla FTP client.
Wordpress uploaded to your FTP server

Wordpress uploaded to your FTP server

3. You can rename the wordpress folder to blog.
4. go to yoursite.com/wordpress . Click the “Create Configuration File” Button.


5. Make a new MySQL Database on your MySQL admin panel for your webhosting account.
Note: write down your Database server name, darabase name, username, password
Wordpress MySQL Database

Wordpress MySQL Database

6.If the Create Congiguration button does not work you have to create a wp-config.php file manually by making
a php file on Notepad or anyother text editor and name it wp-config.php and upload it onto your wordpress
folder on your ftp server.
This is the Template for wp-config.php :
* The base configurations of the WordPress.
* This file has the following configurations: MySQL settings, Table Prefix,
* Secret Keys, WordPress Language, and ABSPATH. You can find more information by
* visiting {@link http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php Editing
* wp-config.php} Codex page. You can get the MySQL settings from your web host.
* This file is used by the wp-config.php creation script during the
* installation. You don’t have to use the web site, you can just copy this file
* to “wp-config.php” and fill in the values.
* @package WordPress
// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define(’DB_NAME’, ‘putyourdbnamehere’);
/** MySQL database username */
define(’DB_USER’, ‘usernamehere’);
/** MySQL database password */
define(’DB_PASSWORD’, ‘yourpasswordhere’);
/** MySQL hostname */
define(’DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define(’DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8′);
/** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
define(’DB_COLLATE’, ”);
* Authentication Unique Keys.
* Change these to different unique phrases!
* You can generate these using the {@link https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/ WordPress.org secret-key
* You can change these at any point in time to invalidate all existing cookies. This will force all users to
have to log in again.
* @since 2.6.0
define(’AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(’SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(’LOGGED_IN_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(’NONCE_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
* WordPress Database Table prefix.
* You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique
* prefix. Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
$table_prefix = ‘wp_’;
* WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
* Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen
* language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
* de.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de’ to enable German
* language support.
define (’WPLANG’, ”);
/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
/** WordPress absolute path to the Wordpress directory. */
if ( !defined(’ABSPATH’) )
define(’ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/’);
/** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */
require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-settings.php’);
7.Press “Let’s go” button

"Let's go" button

8. Fill in the Database name, user name, password, database host on the form and press submit.
 Database name, user name, password, database host

Database name, user name, password, database host

9 Press the “Run the install” button.

"Run the install" button

10.Click on “Install Wordpress” button

"Install Wordpress"

11. Remember your wordpress password and user name.
Remember your wordpress password and user name.

Remember your wordpress password and user name.

12. Login


13. Click yes if you want to change your password or no thanks, if you want to keep your current password.
Yes or no

Yes or no

14. If you pick yes, then scroll to the bottum of your profile page and type your password twice and click update profile.
15. Click on Setings button and make your neccessary changes here to your liking, and press save changes.


16. Congratulations, you finished installing Wordpress 2.8.1 . Happy bloging ^_^

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