Installing Wordpress with Softaculous

wordpress-softaculousThis tutorial will show you how to install Wordpress using Softaculous.

Softaculous is a script installer that comes as part of your cPanel control panel. With a few clicks you will have yuor Wordpress installation up and running within a few minutes to get you started blogging or building your website.

Login to your website’s admin panel to get started installing WordPress on your site.  This is often located at yourdomain.com/cpanel, though this may vary depending on your hosting provider.

 

software/services

softaculous

Softaculous offers many different web apps you can install on your site, including blogging engines, wikis, image galleries, webmail clients, and more.  We’re going to install WordPress, but if you want to install a different web app the process will be similar.

Scroll down to the Software/Services section, and click the Softaculous link.

Note: If your host doesn’t offer Softaculous, it may offer another installer in this section, though it may work differently.

 

wordpress link

wordpress link

To install WordPress, click the WordPress link on the left-hand sidebar in Softaculous.

 

install link

install wordpress screen

This page will give you some information about WordPress, including ratings and reviews from other users.  Click the Install link above the header to start the installation.

 

setup screen

software setup screen

Now you’ll need to enter some information about your site.  Softaculous will automatically fill in default settings, but you may want to customize them.

On the top of the page, choose the domain you want to use for WordPress.
Then select what directory to install WordPress on.  By default, it will install to yourdomain.com/wp, but if you want yourdomain.com then leave this field blank.

Enter the database name you would like for this install (This will be created automatically)

 

database settings

database settings

Enter a table prefix to make your database more secure.

Site Name:  Enter the name of your webiste or blog.

Site Description:  A short description of your website used in search engines.

 

admin details

admin details

Now enter the Admin details.

Admin Username:  Enter a username for the admin login, you can change this from the default "admin" to a username of your choice to make it more secure.

Admin Password:  If you’d like a more secure password, click the key logo and a random generated password will be entered in the field. Otherwise enter a password of your choice.

Admin Email:  Enter the email address of the admin account.

Select Language: The default language of your installation.

If you’d like a record of your site’s settings, enter your email in the bottom field under the Install button.

When your happy with all the details entered, click the "Install" Button.

 

success screen

installation details

After a few moments, you’ll see a page announcing that WordPress is now installed on your site.

Click the link to go to the WordPress admin page, or simply browse to yourdomain.com/wp-login.php

 

Global Configuration

wordpress login

Login with the username and password you chose earlier.

 

Global Configuration

dashboard

The first time you login, WordPress may prompt you to change your password.  Since you just chose the password for your site, this step is unnecessary. Click No Thanks, Do not remind me again to chose this notification.

 

Global Configuration

dashboard

Now you can add posts and pictures, change the theme, and customize the settings of your WordPress site directly from the WordPress Dashboard.

 

Global Configuration

front end website

Here’s our new WordPress site after installing with Softaculous and submitting our first post.

We now have our Wordpress website installed and ready to start learning how to use it.

 

Global Configuration

global-config

After logging into the back end of your Joomla site, you'll first want to go to the Global Configuration area to select a default captcha service.

 

Global Configuration

global-config

After logging into the back end of your Joomla site, you'll first want to go to the Global Configuration area to select a default captcha service.

 

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