How to install WordPress

1) How to start building a website with WordPress (Requirements)
2) How to install WordPress
3) Setting up WordPress
4) Themes
5) Plugins
6) Widgets
7) How to use WordPress
8) Some general tips

How do I install or update WordPress?

Chapter 1: How to install WordPress
Chapter 2: Updating WordPress

Chapter 1: How to install WordPress

Installing a WordPress Blog is really easy and fast. Before you can install WordPress you need a hosting an FTP application. If you don't have a hosting or an FTP application yet have a look at Step 2 - How to start building a website with WordPress first. For detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on HostExcellence have a look at this page instead.

To install WordPress all you need to do is click here and hit the Download button to start the download process.

Unzip the file and you will find a folder named “wordpress”.

Now you need to decide whether you want your URL to look like
If you want it to look like the first one you need to upload only the content of the “wordpress” folder. Otherwise, if you want it to look like the second one, rename the “wordpress” folder to whatever you want and upload the whole folder (recommended especially if you plan multiple websites under the same domain or the same website in multiple languages).

If you don’t know how to upload the files to your server visit the Hosting and FTP applications FAQ and read how an FTP application works.

Visit the website’s address to start the installation process.

For the example I will rename the folder to “demo” so it will be reachable under
when visiting the URL you uploaded the WordPress Blog to you will see the following page:

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Hit “Create a Configuration File” and you get forwarded to this window:

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Hit “Let’s go!”

Enter the required information:

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I would recommend you to change the Table Prefix. If you want to have multiple languages I would recommend you to take the short form of the language as prefix.

Hit Submit and it would be great if you would see the following message:

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It means that everything’s going fine. Hit Run the install.

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Enter a title for the blog and your e-mail address (a real one).

Hit Install WordPress and you will be showen a Username and a password to login to the WordPress Blog. You will be able to change the password after you logged in for the first time. This info will also be sent to you as e-mail to the previously specified address.

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Hit Login and login.

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Chapter 2: Updating WordPress

When there’s a new version of WordPress available you will see a message displaying at the top of your administration area.

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Hit “Please update now” and you will be redirected to Tools, Upgrade.

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Before you update your Blog it is recommended to make a backup of it.

Hit “Upgrade automatically” and WordPress will install the new version.

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That’s it.

If you want to get notified when a new version is released subscribe to the Newsletter on the WordPress download page here.

Now that you installed WordPress it's time for the settings.
Proceed to: Step 3 - Setting up WordPress.

This FAQ is also discussed in my E-Book (sample)

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