5 Minute Guide to Install WordPress in Pictures

WordPress prides itself in offer a simple 5 minute installation. The first time I heard this several years ago I did not believe it. This is until I put it to test and was able to get my very first site installed within a five minute window. Ever since then, I have been working to get every client setup on WordPress.

Needed to Setup WordPress

Before we jump into the actual setup, you will need to have the following information handy:

  • FTP information (host name, ftp user name, ftp password)
  • Database information (database server name - typically localhost, database name, database username, database password)
  • WordPress, either as a zip or tar.gz - extracted

Next Do the Following

  • Upload the files and folders within the extracted WordPress folder (wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes and loose files within the wordpress folder)
  • Set the main folder's permissions to 777

On to the Web Install

Visit example.com in your browser (replace example.com with your web site's address)