Installation of WordPress Blogging Script
We finally came down to the actual installation of the wordpress script on our domain name for our weblog. The first thing that we need to do is to configure our wp-config.php file. Here are the steps to do that:
- Extract the downloaded compressed WordPress script from the official WordPress website using Winrar.
- Open the wordpress folder; locate the wp-config-sample.php file with the use of a Notepad.
- Take your database details that we created for preinstallation preparations and substitute putyourdbnamehere with your database name, usernamehere with data base user and yourpasswordhere with your data base user password.
- Save and close the wp-config-sample.php and rename it to wp-config.php (remove -sample from the filename).
After doing the steps above, the database configuration for your blog is now ready. The next step is to upload the wordpress files through an FTP program, Filezilla. Connect to your hosting account and upload the contents of the wordpress folder to your domain’s designated folder. If you are uploading for the main domain of your hosting account, upload the files inside the public_html folder for Hostgator hosting account or inside your root folder for GoDaddy hosting account. If you are uploading the wordpress files for an additional domain, upload the files inside the designated folder.
Once all wordpress files have been successfully uploaded, open your domain name on your internet browser (Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer). You will be redirected to yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/install.php. Input your desired blog title (you can change this in your WordPress settings later) and your email address. Double check to make sure that you are entering the correct email address because you will need this in the future for resetting your password.
Once you click install, we are done installing the wordpress script on your own domain for your weblog. You will be given a random password to log in to your wordpress admin account. I suggest that you change this to a password that you can easily remember once you have logged in. That’s it! I can imagine how hard you thought this was but you’re wrong.