January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020
WordPress is a free, open-source software that is known to be versatile and effortless to install. If you’re here to know how to install WordPress, keep reading. However, this guide is for installing WordPress on a shared hosting and local machine (Windows and Mac). To Install WordPress on VPS, refer to this article.
With that being said, let’s get started!
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Setting up WordPress on Hostinger is a quick and easy process thanks to its one-click installer:
That’s it! You can now log in to the administrator dashboard by selecting WordPress on the Actions field under the List of Installed Applications and begin creating your website.
If the automatic WordPress installer can’t seem to be working, or that it’s not available in your hosting, you can install it manually:
Before we begin the installation process, let’s set a few things first:
IMPORTANT: Be sure to copy the MySQL credentials complete with the alphanumerical strings–you will need them later.
Now that we got the preparation stage covered, we can proceed with the installation wizard. Access your domain name to open the setup page.
WordPress 5-minute installation wizard has five steps in total:
You can now press the Login button to access the WordPress admin area.
If you install WordPress locally, you will have an awesome environment to test out any changes before implementing them on your live website. Let’s look at the ways to achieve this on Mac and Windows:
To install WordPress locally on a Mac computer, we will be using MAMP (Macintosh, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
This tool allows you to create a PHP and MySQL server on your machine. In other words, it provides all the necessary ingredients to run a WordPress environment locally for testing purposes.
Similar to the manual installation on shared hosting, we must prepare the server and the database first:
That’s it! We’re ready to set up WordPress locally on a Mac OS.
If you haven’t, download WordPress and extract it. Then, do the following:
Pretty easy, right? Now let’s look at how to do the same thing but on Windows!
To install WordPress locally on Windows, we will utilize WampServer instead. As you can probably guess, the name is short for Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Here’s how to set it up:
After downloading the latest WampServer on your computer, follow these steps:
Once the preparation is all taken care of, you can proceed to install WordPress by following these steps:
Then, complete the remaining steps, and you’ll have WordPress available on your local Windows machine in no time.
Congratulations! By finishing this tutorial, you have learned how to install WordPress automatically and manually on shared hosting. Also, we’ve learned the steps to install it locally on Mac and Windows machines.
Hopefully, this guide is useful! Leave a comment below and let us know if you have any questions.
June 12 2017
but from where and how to Run WordPress 5-minute Installation Wizard?
Replied on June 15 2017
Hey, If you have account on Hostinger, use auto-installer to install WordPress
Replied on July 07 2017
its no longer available :(
Replied on July 20 2017
yes sir plzzzzzz solve it for us or give a solution
June 27 2017
i am installing wordpress mannuly but where and how to Run WordPress 5-minute Installation Wizard?
Replied on June 27 2017
Hey, If you have uploaded WordPress files, access your domain name via browser. You should be presented with WordPress five minute install.
Replied on August 14 2017
how to Run WordPress 5-minute Installation Wizard?
Replied on August 17 2017
Hey, Upload WordPress files, and visit your domain to start 5 minute wordpress installation