How To : Install Your WordPress (self-hosted) – my own way

For the last few weeks, I have been installing WordPress (self-hosted) for so many times. I received some script errors and sometimes I can’t get through inside my administration panel. What’s the cause? Maybe, due to installing lots of plugins without knowing if all of them will work or compatible with the theme that I am using.

Anyway, that’s ain’t my purpose in writing this post. I just like to share my own ways/steps in installing WordPress (self-hosted) in order to have a clean and organize installation of your WordPress.

Steps:

  1. Sign-up on a free web hosting service provider e.g. 000webhost.com or a paid domain/hosting (much better if you have).
  2. Download WordPress or download it directly from my website.
  3. Extract the downloaded zip file of WordPress to your computer. (the folder name should be “wordpress”). Hold on, we will go back to this step.
  4. Login into your host cPanel and create a database/username/password for your WordPress. If you’re done, open Notepad and copy all details including database name, username, password and host address. (For a paid hosting, you won’t need the host address anymore)
  5. Now, let’s continue on Step #3, open wordpress folder. Find the file, wp-config-sample.php then open/edit it using your own HTML editor program (Dreamweaver or Notepad).
  6. You should see something like this:
  7. // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘putyourdbnamehere’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘usernamehere’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘yourpasswordhere’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

  8. From your Notepad, input the correct details or you may use copy&paste technique. Again, for paid hosting, you won’t need to edit (DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); This is already provided by your host.
  9. Next, open your web browser and visit this site http://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/

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