How to Install WordPress

In this workshop, we’ll cover everything you need to know to install WordPress on a server and get your site up and running. Setting up hosting and installing WordPress can feel daunting, but once you know the steps required to see you through, it’s easy!

We’ll cover the very basics, from setting up your hosting account to downloading and installing WordPress on your server. We’ll talk about FTP (File transfer protocol) and SFTP. Then, we’ll show you how to log in to your WordPress instance and teach you how to troubleshoot a few things that could go wrong during setup. Once we’re through that we’ll provide you with some simple exercises you can follow to gain even more experience and confidence with setting up your self-hosted site

Learning outcomes

  1. Downloading, installing, and setting up your own self-hosted WordPress site
  2. Logging into your WordPress site
  3. How to troubleshoot some common problems with installation to fix them on your own

Comprehension questions

  • What is the importance of your domain name?
  • How do you get the WordPress files you use to set up your site?
  • What is the install script?
  • How do you set your site name?
  • What should you do if the WordPress files won’t complete uploading?
  • Length 18 mins
  • Topic WordPress
  • Language English

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I am a Community Wrangler sponsored by Automattic and based in the New York area. I spend most of my time contributing to the Polyglots, Community, and Training teams. My WordPress journey began about 10 years ago, when I started my blog while working as a freelance writer. In my offline life, I love travel, coffee, dogs, and learning languages (ping me in français, italiano, português, o español – I love any chance to practice!)
Courtney P.K.
[NOTE: I am on sabbatical till 23 July, 2021] I work with and support the WordPress Community worldwide!
Cami Kaos
Cami lives, works, and parents in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon. She’s had a love of WordPress and WordCamps since the last century, when she happened to stumble upon the first WordCamp Portland. Since 2013, she has worked at Automattic, as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project. In that role, she gets to work with WordCamps and their organizers from around the world, every day. She continues to write on an irregular basis at where she explores concepts from the plight of modern parents to mental health to marveling at the seemingly mundane. Cami is active on a number of social platforms but can be most readily found as @camikaos on Twitter.