Before beginning the installation and configuring of your new theme, you must first have WordPress already installed on a server.
Please follow some steps below:
- 1.Download and unzip the WordPress package if you haven’t already.
- 3.(Optional) Find and rename
wp-config.php, then edit the file (see
Editing wp-config.php) and add your database information. Note: If you are not comfortable with renaming files, step 3 is optional and you can skip it as the install program will create the
wp-config.phpfile for you.
- 4.Upload the WordPress files to the desired location on your web server:
- If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (excluding the WordPress directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
- If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g. http://example.com/blog/), create the blog directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped WordPress package to the directory via FTP.
- Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.
- 5.Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.
- If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/
- If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/
That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.