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Installing Wordpress on a remote web server

Installing Wordpress on a remote web server

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  • 1. Installing Wordpress on your remote web server • http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress • 4 main steps are: 1. Download the Wordpress install package, unzip and upload to your web server using an FTP client 2. Create a new MySql database 3. Edit the wp-config.php file 4. Create an administrator account and start using wordpress!
  • 2. 1. Install the Wordpress package • http://wordpress.org/download/
  • 3. Extract
  • 4. Upload to web server
  • 5. 2. Create the Database • When you set up your web hosting, you should have been given a url and login details to a web hosting control panel, such as cPanel. This interface will allow you to create and manage MySql databases (if you’re lucky, they might even have a 1-step automated Wordpress install feature). • http://www.cpanel.net/media/tutorials/addmysql.htm
  • 6. PHPMyAdmin • A common web interface for administering databases • If your hosting doesn’t have a database setup ‘wizard’ you can set up the database with this • PHPMyAdmin is what you will need to use if you are using the CIF hosting • https://phpmyadmin.ci.qut.edu.au/
  • 7. 3. Edit the wp-config.php file • The wordpress directory you uploaded to your web server will contain a file called wp-config-sample.php. • You need to edit this file and then re-upload it to your server with the name wp-config.php (lose the -sample part).
  • 8. 4. Create an administrator account for your wordpress site
  • 9. Wordpress interfaces • Wordpress interfaces can be divided into the admin interfaces and the public interfaces. We might also refer to these as the backend and frontend interfaces respectively.
  • 10. Admin/Backend Interface
  • 11. Admin/Backend Interface • This is where you do all your Content Management • editing posts, moderating comments, installing plugins and themes, managing user accounts etc. • requires a login which you setup during installation. • accessible at www.yourwordpresssite.com/wp-admin • http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Screens#Dashboard
  • 12. Public/Frontend Interface
  • 13. Public/Frontend Interface • This is what visitors to the site will see when they go to your url. • You will want to check what the site looks like after making changes to the appearance or the content.