WordPress is widely regarded as the most popular website builder on the planet. It powers more than 39% of all websites on the internet. The major reason for this is that WordPress is easy to install, making it simple for anybody to develop a website.
All of the best WordPress web hosting providers allow you to install WordPress with a few mouse clicks. In most cases, installing WordPress is a straightforward procedure that takes less than five minutes to finish.
Our objective in this guide is to provide a practical WordPress installation tutorial for both beginners and expert users.
Before You Install WordPress, Check These Things First
Check if your PHP version is 7.4 or greater.
Check your database version as well. WordPress supports MySQL version 5.6 or greater, as well as MariaDB version 10.1 or greater.
If your PHP is not yet updated, check our article about How to Update PHP Version in WordPress.
How to Install WordPress Manually?
To get WordPress, simply go to WordPress.org, click Get WordPress, and on the other page, click the download and install link.
- Locate the file you downloaded in your downloads folder and right-click and extract it.
- Upload the extracted folder to your hosting file manager or if you are using a local PHP server like XAMPP/LAMP, just put the extracted folder to XAMPP installation folder > htdocs.
- After uploading all the files, simply open your website domain or you are using a local server, go to localhost/WordPress.
- It will redirect to the quick setup guide. On the first page of the quick setup guide, set up your Database Name, Database Username, Database Password, Database Host, and Database Table Prefix. If you are using Xampp, you have to create the database first in localhost/PHPMyAdmin. Add a new database and name it WordPress or any you want. Just provide root as username and for the password leave it blank.
- If for any reason this automatic wp-config.php file creation doesn’t work, don’t worry. All this does is fill in the database information to a configuration file. You may also simply open wp-config-sample.php (it can be found in your WordPress main folder) in a text editor, fill in your information, and save it as wp-config.php.
- After setting up and submitting all the credentials of your database, you’ll get a notification that your WordPress website is now communicating with your database. Just click Run Installation.
- Provide the needed information in the Welcome Page like the Site Title, Username, and more. Click install WordPress and it will say “Success!” WordPress has been installed. Thank you and enjoy!
You can now log in, set up, and design your first WordPress website.