How to install WordPress manually in 2020!

Many of our clients have been asking us this so we decided to write a quick version of the instructions for those who are already comfortable with performing such installations.


Download and unzip the WordPress installation package, if you haven’t done so already.

Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL (or MariaDB) user who has got all of the privileges to access and modify it.

(Optional) Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then edit the file and add your database information.

Note: If you are not comfortable with renaming files, step 3 is optional and you can skip it because the installation program will create the wp-config.php file for you.

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., 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., create the blog directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped WordPress package to the directory via FTP.

If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.
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:
If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit:

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed and you should be ready to create a website!

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