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Installing WordPress: Do It Yourself

Unless you have been confined within a cave for the last few years and have remained completely ignorant of unprecedented progress made by the online world, WordPress is a name that you must have surely come across. A form of CMS, meaning content management system, WordPress at present enjoys the status of being one of the popular platforms used by people the world over to create an online identity.

Launched in 2003, WordPress is best described as an open-source CMS that enables an aspiring entrepreneur to build an online portal to project his business to the world. Since there have been plenty of changes aimed towards improving user experience with the result that today it is the simplest as also the most viable alternative for creating a website. Of course in order to use WordPress you will need to install it on your computer which is definitely not rocket science provided you are aware of the steps involved.

What renders installation of WordPress truly easy is the fact that the entire system comes free of charge, which implies that all you need to do is find a suitable source and learn how to install it on your computer. Assuming that you have finally made up your mind to use WordPress for building your own website, following are the steps that you must follow to install it successfully on your computer –

Downloading the installation package –

WordPress has an official page that facilitates downloads by interested users and for you it is this page that serves as the starting point of your downloading process. On this page, there are several versions of WordPress and you would need to identify one which is not just the latest but also the most stable. Having done that you would need to click on the download button, ensure that the package is saved on your hard disk and extract it from there onto a recently created new folder.

Uploading of files on the server –

To upload the contents of the extracted folder, using FTP is the best possible option. Once this has been achieved, the next step entails extracting the archive and uploading it on to your web-hosting account using Filezilla or cPanel. If WordPress is to serve as the spine of your website, it should be saved with the public_html folder, the other alternative being that of a subfolder.

Creating MySQL database to use WordPress –

Creation of MySQL database is a must for operating WordPress and it requires a unique id in terms of username and password. These details are important in the sense that in future they would enable you to log into your WordPress account and facilitate installation as also changes. In case you are unsure of going about the task, the next best option is to go through a comprehensive tutorial based on MySQL and follow instructions in the correct sequence.

Completing the installation –

Having uploaded the WordPress on to your server, the next step entails creating the php configuration file and this is accomplished by clicking on the relevant button. Now that the entire information essential for installation is in place, it is time to click on the ‘Go’ button and allow WordPress to confirm that all the settings and requisite information is in its place. Once this is done, it is time to click on the ‘Run the Install’ button.

Tying up the loose ends –

After installation, the screen which follows would ask you to fill in your username followed by the title that you wish to accord to your new website. Queries pertaining to indexing of the site in search engines as also mentioning a specific email address are posed and must be dealt with in order to allow the process to conclude.

Thus, you will have successfully installed WordPress in your computer the DIY way and would just need to fill in your login id and password to submit blogs.