Wordpress is the most popular open-source CMS framework for website building. Wordpress runs on the top of the PHP language and uses MySQL or MariaDB as database. Wordpress is easy to run blogging or cart websites and it does not need costly server. Also it does not need heavy programming knowledge to run Wordpress project and it is open-source CMS web framework. Thats is why Wordpress is most popular in running websites.
There are many ways to install and run Wordpress project. In this article, We will download Wordpress project from the official site and configure as this is the easy way to install and configure ubuntu.
You need to be logged in as non-root user with sudo permission. You should already installed LAMP stack installed in your server else You can also checkout this article on how to install LAMP stack in ubuntu.
Download and install Wordpress
After installing LAMP stack, first of all, download latest Wordpress project compressed tar file. For that, go to the apache2 root folder.
Download latest version of Wordpress project compressed file.
wget -c http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
Extract project folder, Now your project is ready to run.
tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
Give necessary permission for project
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/wordpress
Create MySQL database
You have downloaded Wordpress project, now you will need to create and setup database. So first, login to MySQL command line shell.
mysql -u root -p
Type password and you will redirect to MySQL command line shell. Create database using bellow command.
CREATE DATABASE wordpress_database;
Create new user and grant permission to database
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress_database.* TO 'wordpress_username_here'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'wordpress_password';
And flush privileges
Last exit MySQL command line.
Setup and run Wordpress project
Now you have also created database. In the last, setup Wordpress project and run in the browser. First go to the project root directory and copy or rename wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php file.
sudo cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
Then open wp-config.php file and change database credentials to yours one.
And run your website address in browser and you will get bellow screen Wordpress setup wizard. Just run through setup wizard. First select language.
Input admin details.
Thats it. Your Wordpress website is configured and now you can login to your Wordpress admin panel and setup website.
This way, you can simply run Wordpress website. I hope this will help you to setup new Wordpress website. If you have any query regarding this article, please write in the bellow comment section.
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