Install a Fresh Copy of WordPress

Things to Know Before Installing WordPress

Before you begin the install, there are a few things you need to have and do.

  • You should have a domain name (Ex: and a good web hosting company (Ex: WP Engine, Media Temple, Hostgator, Bluehost,Inmotionhosting).
  • Access to your web server (via FTP or shell)
  • Ability to create MySQL databases
  • A text editor (Ex: Notepad++, TextEdit)
  • An FTP Client (Ex: FileZilla)
  • Your web browser of choice (Ex: Chrome, Firefox)

The famous 5 minute install

If you are not comfortable with renaming files, step 3 is optional and you can skip it as the install program will create the wp-config.php file for you.

  1. Go to and download the latest version of WordPress (Link:
  2. Unzip the WordPress files and use the FTP software to upload the files into your web host directory.
  3. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL (or MariaDB) user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  4. Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.
  5. Next you should press the Let’s go button
  6. On the next page fill in the form with the necessary information and click the Submit button
  7. Next click Run the Install button

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.

For Detailed Instructions go here.