How to install WordPress step by Step tutorial (with pictures)

WordPress is an open-source platform for blog publishing. The WordPress platform is written in PHP, using the MySQL system for database management. It has a system of templates written in HTML and CSS.

The major benefits presented by WordPress are the simplicity and the many community-created plugins that can change the functionality of WordPress by transforming it into almost any type of website. Also, the interface can be changed very easily with the help of many free or premium themes with just one click.

As soon as the latest version was released, we moved to WordPress 5.0 installation because we were curious to see what Gutenberg, the new text editor, has to offer. While running the installation, I realized that many users are having difficulty with this first step. We have considered it our duty to help those who have not yet learned how to install WordPress 5.0 and we have created a step-by-step tutorial for anyone willing to make a blog or presentation website.

Before going directly to terms and images full of technical indicators, we offer some information on the most important updates in WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg

The new WordPress editor is the most important part of this update and will become part of the WordPress core. It was created to simplify the writing and editing process. Gutenberg works with editing blocks. Adding images, text, copying and other actions will be much easier.

Gutenberg is a block editor, which makes it very useful for writers and beyond. From now on, everyone can reuse some of the content they find useful, or they can share it and use it again on another page or post. However, you should be careful about duplicating blocks.

You could duplicate entire pages and get penalized in Google. There were also important changes in the copy-paste process. Now the commands are fully functional and the text format is no longer lost in the process. You can now copy titles, paragraphs that result from blocks automatically created by Gutenberg.

Now that we’ve made you curious, here are the steps you need to take to install WordPress and enjoy everything it has to offer.

How to install WordPress 5.0

Option 1

Step 1: Go to WordPress.org and click “Get WordPress”. This will take you to the Download Page. Download it from there.

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Step 2: Log in to your cPanel and in the Files section enter File Manager.

cPanel is just your administration dashboard provided to you by your hosting company. The address is usually yourdomain.com/cpanel where you can log in using your administration credentials (username and password)

Step 3: Find the “public_html” folder

Step 4: While you are still in the “public_html” folder, go to the right corner of the screen and press “Settings”.

 

Step 5: A pop-up will appear. “Preferences”. Here you need to make sure the “Show hidden files” option is checked and click Save.wordpress 5.0

 

Step 6: While you are still in the “public_html” folder, go to the top toolbar and click Upload.

 

Step 7: Upload the file you started to download in step 1. WordPress-5.0.1.zip.

 

Step 8: Your file will appear in the “public_html” folder. Now right-click and extract it.

 

Step 9: The extracted file is now in the “public_html” folder. Double-click and access it.

Step 10: You are now in the WordPress subfolder. Click on the “select all” function.

 

Step 11: Now we will have to move all the files from the extracted folder earlier (WordPress) to public_html. The sidebar of the same instrument. Go and click on the “move” function.

Step 12: In the new window, type the exact word: “/ public_html /” and click on “Move file”.


Step 13: Now go back to cPanel and find the DATABASES menu section and go to “MySQL Database Wizard”.


Step 14: In the new window, make sure that in the empty section you type “DB” or whatever is more relevant to you as the database name, as in the image below.

 

Step 15: The next step in MySQL Database Wizard is to generate a password. First, choose a username. After completing the generation process, make sure you saved the password somewhere and typed the username. You can click on “Use Password”.


Step 16: If all data is saved and copied somewhere safely, you can go to “Create User”.


Step 17: In step 3 of creating the database, you must assign ALL PRIVILEGES to your username. And click on Next Step.


Step 18: In this next step, access your website in your browser. And select the language you want.


Step 19: After you click Let`s go, you must fill in the fields with the following information:

  • Database Name – The name of your database that you created earlier
  • Username – The username you just created a few minutes ago
  • Password – The password of the database you saved
  • Database Host – localhost
  • Table Prefix – wp_

 

Step 20: Now you need to run the installation


Step 21: In the last step you must fill in the following fields:


Site title – The title of your site

  • Username – The username that will be used to access WordPress (we recommend not to be an administrator or admin for security reasons)
  • Password – See in the image above
  • Your E-mail – Your e-mail address
  • Search Engine Visibility – For now, this case does not have to be verified.
  • Click Install WordPress

 

Version 2 (recommended)


If you purchased a professional web hosting package you will surely have an automatic WordPress installation tool. This is the simplest option, which we recommend.

 

Step 1: Log in to your cPanel and in the Applications, section, then go to WordPress Manager.


Step 2: Select “New site” and then choose the domain you want to install WordPress and click on “Install”.


Step 3: You’re good to go! Now that you’ve completed all the steps of installing WordPress, you can access the website from your browser.

Accessing the WordPress admin standard is yourdomain.com/wp-admin/