WordPress is an open source CMS, often used
as a blog publishing application powered by
PHP and MySQL. It has many features
including a plugin architecture and a templating
system. Used by over 2% of the 10,000 biggest
websites, WordPress is the most popular blog
software in use today.
It was first released in May 2003 by Matt
Mullenweg as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of
September 2009, it was being used by 202
million websites worldwide.
3. FEATURES OF WORDPRESS
WordPress has a
templating system, which
includes widgets that can
be rearranged without
editing PHP or HTML
code, as well as themes
4. FEATURES OF WORDPRESS
WordPress also supports
the Trackback and
Pingback standards for
displaying links to other
sites that have
themselves linked to a
5. Before Installing WordPress
Before you begin the install, there are few
things you need to have and do.
You need access to your site and its directory
and software to proceed with the installation.
An access to your web server
A text editor
An FTP Client (if you need to install WordPress
on a remote server)
Your web browser of choice
6. Need to Do to Install WordPress
Checking to ensure that you and your web
host have the minimum requirements to run
Download the latest release of WordPress.
Unzip the downloaded file to a folder on your
Be prepared with a secure password for your
Print this page out so you have it handy
during the installation.
# Create a database for WordPress on your web
server, as well as a MySQL user who has all
privileges for accessing and modifying it.
# Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-
# Open wp-config.php in your favorite text editor
and fill in your database details as explained in
Editing wp-config.php to generate and use your
secret key password.
# Place the WordPress files in the desired
location on your web server:
* If you want to integrate WordPress into the
root of your domain (e.g. http://localhost/), move
or upload all contents of the unzipped
WordPress directory (but excluding the directory
itself) into the root directory of your web server.
* If you want to have your WordPress
Run the WordPress installation script by
accessing wp-admin/install.php in your favorite
* If you installed WordPress in the root
directory, you should visit: http://localhost/wp-
* If you installed WordPress in its own
subdirectory called blog, for example, you
should visit: http://localhost/blog/wp-
10. CREATE A DATABASE
To create database visit http://localhost/xampp/
Click PHP MyAdmin and create a new
Then goto configuration file of wordpress,
replace the old database name into your new
Then Run the configuration file of wordpress.