WordPress Installation Tutorial - How to Install WordPress manually


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WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete.Learn how to manually install WordPress on your web site.

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  • Happy Coding - DDBalaji
  • WordPress Installation Tutorial - How to Install WordPress manually

    1. 1. WordPress = CMS WEBSITE + BLOG + UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIESHow To Install WordPress Training Module
    2. 2. Module I• What is WordPress?• Things to Know Before Installing WordPress• Things You Need to Do to Install WordPress• WordPress Features • Managing and Administering • Publicizing Your Work • Customizing the Design • Creating Content • Archives and Search • Discussion and Comments • Creating and Managing a Blogroll
    3. 3. What is Wordpress?WordPress is an open source CMS, oftenused as a blog publishing application poweredby PHP and MySQL. It is popular amongusers for its ease of installation. Under mostcircumstances, installing WordPress is a verysimple process and takes less than fiveminutes to complete. WordPress is the mostpopular CMS in use today.It was first released on May 27, 2003, by MattMullenweg. As of December 2011, version 3.0had been downloaded over 65 million times.
    4. 4. Things to Know Before Installing WordPress Before you begin the installation process….. You need access to your site and its directory and software to proceed with the installation. These are: • Access to your web server (via shell or FTP) • A text editor • An FTP Client • Your web browser of choiceThings You Need to Do to Install WordPressBegin with…• Checking to ensure that you and your web host have the minimum requirements to run WordPress.• Downloading the latest release of WordPress.• Unzipping the downloaded file to a folder on your hard drive.• Be prepared with a secure password for your Secret Key• Print this page out so you have it handy during the installation.
    5. 5. WordPress Features
    6. 6. Managing and AdministeringLocally Install WordPress is designed in a manner to enable you to install it on your own web server/ shared hosting accountthat renders weblog completey under your control. If required, you are allowed to access/modify everythingconcerning weblog.Portable Core The wordpress related files and their placements are highly configurable. For example, if you want your weblogat http://example.com (public_html - the public "root" of your webserver or hosting account) and you want tostore the wordpress related files and directory tree in http://example.com/wordpress (public_html/wordpress),you can!UTC-friendly WordPress lets you define time as an offset from UTC (Universal Coordinated Time), so all the elementsrelated to time are stored in the database as GMT values- a universal standard. Furthermore, this lets youdisplay correct time on your weblog, irrespective of the location of host server.
    7. 7. User management WordPress makes use of user-levels for controlling user-access to various key features, thereby enabling you torestrict the individual user’s ability to create/modify content in your weblog, by changing their user-level.User profiles Users on your weblog can create a profile detailing their email address, IM aliases etc, if required. Users canalso control the manner their details are displayed on their weblog in.Easy installation and upgrade The famous 5 minute install of WordPress is simply unmatched when it comes to ease of use and simplicity. It’squite simple to upgrade WordPress to newer versions. Furthermore, it doesn’t take much time for installation!Dynamic page generation You don’t need to rebuild the pages every time your weblog needs to be updated. It’s quite easy and fast toupdate your weblog or its design. Furthermore, minimal storage space is required on the server for this.Internationalization and Localization Creating a weblog localized as per your choice, and delivering in a language you like is easy. For translating andlocalizing the WordPress to its full extend, the gettext method is used.
    8. 8. Publicizing Your WorkFeeds WordPress fully supports the RSS 1.0 (aka RDF), RSS 2.0 and ATOM specifications. Moreover, just any pageon your weblog has an associated feed that your readers can subscribe to - theres a feed for the latest posts,for categories, comments, well, like we said earlier, for anything you want. The easier your readers find it toview and check the various sections of your weblog, the simpler it will be for you to convey your message.WordPress also fully supports RSS 2.0 with enclosures, so adding mp3 files (such as podcasts) to your RSSfeeds is a snap.Cruft-free Permalinks You can ensure that the URLs for all pages in your weblog conform to a standard, cruft-free system, and allthe links are structured, sensible, and understandable to human and machines including search engines.Clean URLs are essential for SEO and a better user-experience.Inter-blog Communication In an increasingly vast and connected world, WordPress comes ready for TrackBack and PingBack - two greatways of connecting to other weblogs, and allow them to do the same.
    9. 9. Customizing the DesignTemplate Driven Design WordPress uses templates to generate the pages dynamically enabling you to control the presentation ofcontent by editing the templates using the Template Tags and Template Editor tool. You can also edit yourtemplates and other related files with the help of the file editor in your browser without downloading anduploading the files.
    10. 10. Customizing the DesignTemplate Tags Template tags are used within blogs Templates to display information dynamically or to customize your blog.It make easier to design the content and information displayed on your weblog. Various tags are: • General tags • Author tags • Bookmark tags • Category tags • Comment tags • Link tags • Post tags • Post Thumbnail tags • Navigation Menu tagsThemes Wordpress allow users to change the look & functionality without altering the informational content by justswitching the themes. The PHP and HTML code in themes can also be edited for more advancedcustomizations. You can also create and share your own themes.
    11. 11. Customizing the DesignPlugins WordPress rich plugin architecture allows users anddevelopers to extend its functionality beyond the featuresthat come as part of the base install. Plugins extend thecore functionality of your weblog.WidgetsWidgets offer users drag-and-drop sidebar contentplacement and implementation of many plugins extendedcapabilities. Users can rearrange widgets without editingPHP or HTML code.
    12. 12. Creating ContentPassword protection If you want to share any article with some of the people only, you can make it password protected.Post Slug It is used to clean the PermaLinks to create more search engine and user friendly URLs.Post to the future You can write a post today and have it appear on the weblog at a future date, automatically.Multi paged posts If your post is too long than you can cut it up into pages, so your readers dont have to scroll to the end.File/picture uploading You can upload pictures or files, and link to them or display them in your articles. You can also createthumbnails of pictures when you upload them.
    13. 13. Creating ContentCategories Organize your posts into categories, and sub-categories, and sub-sub categories...Emoticons WordPress is smart enough to convert character smileys, like ":)" into the graphical image counterparts.Save Drafts Save your unfinished articles, improve them later, publish when youre done.Previewing Posts Before you "Publish" your post, you can look at the preview for the article to check if everything is the way youwant it.Desktop Tools You can also use desktop blogging tools instead of browser to update your weblog.
    14. 14. Creating ContentBlog by email You can send your posts as an email and have them appear on the weblog.Bookmarklets Wordpress also provide bookmarklets to your browser.Sidebar If you dont like a bookmarklet, use our friendly browser sidebar, which can be used in a similar fashion.Formatting WordPress is something that actually makes your words and pages more readable and, therefore, appealing.WordPress comes with plugins for text-formatting for cleaning up your content and, thereby, making it free fromtypos.
    15. 15. Archives and SearchArchiving After a long period of blogging, it extremely matters how well you organize your blog posts. WordPressoffers various options to display the archives of your blog, containing all the old posts. You can easily linkyour archive posts to any of the post or page in your blog and alos you can opt from yearly, monthly,weekly, daily, category-wise or author-wise archives.Searching WordPress has a functional built-in search tool, which allows visitors to your blog to search for terms theyare interested in, and the search-hilite plugin that ships with WordPress can highlight their search terms,so it is even easier for them to find what they were searching for. In addition to this, the plugin also doesthe same for someone who arrives at your blog by clicking at a search result in a search engine, such asgoogle. All in all, searching is fun, with WordPress.
    16. 16. Discussion and CommentsCommunity Building WordPress helps in building communities around weblogs, through the use of comments, trackbacks andpingbacks, which helps you keep in touch with the audience.Notification WordPress can keep you in the loop by sending you an email each time there is a new comment or acomment awaiting moderation.
    17. 17. Discussion and CommentsModeration For the control freak in all of us, WordPress provides an array of moderation options. You can moderateall comments before they appear on the blog • comments with specific words in them • comments posted from specific IP addresses • comments containing more than some specified number of links. • All these moderation options keep spammers and vandals in check.
    18. 18. Creating and Managing a BlogrollBlogroll The blogroll displays a list of URL links of blogs or websites that you readfrequently or found useful.Categorizing You can neatly organize your blogroll by categorizing it.Importing You can also import links to your WordPress blogroll, If you already have alist of links as an OPML file.Displaying As with everything else, you get some neat template tags that enable you todisplay your blogroll the way you like - in alphabetical order, ranking order,the order in which they were updated - you get the idea
    19. 19. Module IIFive Minute Installation – Step By Step Instruction
    20. 20. Step By Step Instructions• Download WordPress from WordPress.org to download the latest version.• Unzip the contents of downloaded files. Save these in a separate directory.• Log into cPanel of your web host.• Click on MySQL Databases icon.            • Enter the name of database and click “Create Database”.
    21. 21. • Click "Go Back". Now, scroll down a bit and look for “Add New User”. Enter a username, password andcreate user.• Below “Add New User” there is “Add User To Database” option. Select appropriate database andusername and click "Add".
    22. 22. • On next screen, select checkbox “All Privileges” and click “Make Changes”. Now, the newly createddatabase is ready for WordPress.• Now, connect to host via FileZilla and upload all WordPress unzipped files from your pc topublic_html directory.•Once all files are uploaded, go to your website address and Start the setup.• Continue with setup.
    23. 23. • Click submit. If everything is fine, you should see a screen like this saying all is okay:
    24. 24. • Click Run the install. Next, you will be asked to enter blog name and your email address.
    25. 25. • Click Install WordPress. In less than a minute, you will be greeted with success• WordPress is installed.• Click log in and enjoy blogging!
    26. 26. ••Thankyou for watched the WordPress Installation slide Thank you for watched the WordPress Installation slide Happy coding  - DDBalaji