How to Install WordPress Manually

WordPress is completely free and it is backed up by dedicated open source communities. WordPress is a content management system. Complete database is integrated with it and it can work on the front end as well as through back end connectivity. More and more popular websites are now using WordPress as a content marketing system and due to its easy accessibility and a wide range of customization it is slowly becoming one of most popular web platforms for users.

It was originally used for blog publishing and slowly it is now becoming one of the most popular content management system. Installation of Joomla needs proper idea of web content generation on the part of web masters but as with the case with WordPress installation of it is not a difficult affair and there are many software environments which can completely automate the entire installation process of WordPress.

Downloading software:

If you are efficient in manual installation of WordPress, then it is also a very simple process. Visit and download the.Zip version of the software. At the time of writing, the latest release is version 4.2.2. If there is any other later version of software available while downloading the software then you could download the latest version of WordPress.

Creating a Database:

Configuration of Joomla is to be done entirely while you are connecting with internet, while connection manager of WordPress is remained inside text file and it can be manually edited and uploaded to server. It provides added relief and testing and requesting could be done while you are offline and all these could be done with equal ease and passion. Now, disconnect internet and browse through.Zip files which you have downloaded, and finds out wp-config-sample.php and open it from there.

It is wiser to open that file with WordPad or NotePad. One should not be using any such word processor like Microsoft Word or Open Office to help and edit php files. If you are mostly comfortable with Word Processor then it is better to copy the entire php code of the mentioned file and then paste that file as Save As from the File menu and then choose the plain text option from there.

From all these three mediums of notepad or WordPad or Microsoft Word document, open wp-config-sample.php file from there. From these segments, there are two sections which you need to edit.

// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //

/** The name of the database for WordPress */

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘putyourdbnamehere’);


Change ‘putyourdbnamehere’ to the name of the database which you earlier created with ‘MySQL database’. Note that single quotes (‘’) need to be placed there and the name of the database would be there within single quotes.

In the next segment finds out the following code inside wp-config-sample.php

/** MySQL database username */

define(‘DB_USER’, ‘usernamehere’);

/** MySQL database password */

define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘yourpasswordhere’);



Change the ‘usernamehere’ with username you want to use with backend of WordPress. Then, change the password from ‘yourpasswordhere’ with suitable and stronger password by putting there. Keep that user name and password in a secured place, as it would be optimum help for you when you log in to backend of WordPress to post articles.

In the third segment of coding it is related to location of the database, most of web hosting consider it as ‘localhost’ and if so you should not change it and keep it as it is. On the other hand, if MYSQL database is located at some other database server then one should contact the hosting company to locate the location of the database server and then put that name on location of database server in the place of ‘localhost’. Locate this code.

/** MySQL hostname */

define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);



Then replace code of ‘localhost’ if it needs to be as mentioned in the above paragraph.

Then scroll down further and locate below code from wp-config.php


* WordPress Database Table prefix.


* You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a


* prefix. Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!


$table_prefix = ‘wp_’;

Database prefix


Note that table prefix should be beginning with ‘wp_’. Leave this alone and do not alter this. You should not be using this prefix to any other product inside of server. You should be careful about it.

Save this to your hard disc. In this way, your initial configuration of WordPress is now complete. Now saves this file as wp-config.php. Do not save it in the name of its original name of the file. Now offline configuration of WordPress files on your personal computer is complete.

Upload WordPress to server:

Now, login to Cpanel hosting and then FTP to know about credential of file transfer protocol and similar configuration of FTP client such as FileZila needs to ne done. Now, Filezila connects with the server. Locate public_html folder and open it and then right click on it to create a new directory. In the new server directory means opening up a new folder.

Rename that folder as ‘wordpress’ without single quotes. Do not use capital letter such as WordPress to name that folder. Then all files will be transferred to server within a few minutes. Most of WordPress installations have at least 600 files. Then you can delete WordPress files from your computer manually.

Now some server side configuration needed in order to complete the entire WordPress installation. Reach to Cpanel and then reach to wp-admin./install.php. It should be within wordpress folder. One should reach there from “File explorer”. Reach to public_html of ‘File Explorer’ and here all folders begin. Now you should see the following screen shot after editing you should see following screen.


In the ‘Blog Title’ choose the name of blog. In my case it is “Ittech”. In the field of ‘Your E-mail’ enter email address. You could administrator email or else could choose other email such as Gmail or other service providers. Then click on ‘Install WordPress’ button. Here, I assume that in the earlier segment you have correctly put forward correct ‘Username ’ and ‘Password’ while editing of WP_config.php then it should take some seconds and then that user name and password of an administrator should be displayed. Note down those and keep it in a secure place. You need those in order to edit the configuration of WordPress themes as well as posts and other aspects of administrator works.

Now, open name of your domain and it should be seen, even though there is no theme and articles are posted there. To edit system you could log into backend of WordPress through following URL while connecting with internet. The URL should be


Now put ‘username’ and ‘password’ in the relevant fields which you have put in wp-config.php and then click on ‘Log in’ to enter into an administrative dashboard of back end WordPress. Then click on ‘Posts’ and then ‘Add New’ to open post editor of posting of WordPress.

Adding Posts to WordPress blog

Enter title and then add some contents and then hit ‘Publish’ to publish a post to web.

Post editor of WordPress backend

Publish Post from WordPress post editor

That is all. Your post goes on live. Now, open your website in this case URL of website should be and you would see your website live in action. Now, your post goes on to worldwide web and now whatever you write on it goes on live.

There are plenty of different settings which you would find with WordPress website for sure. You can put category, tags, permalinks and plenty of plugins to explore with. Then, with proper and suitable search engine optimization techniques as well as advance editing of WordPress themes one could create brilliant web presence with spending of minimum amount of resources.

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