How to Install WordPress Using FTP

How to Install WordPress Using FTP

September 11, 2019 11 By Bernardo Ryan


Do you want to manually install
WordPress on your website using FTP? Well keep watching, in this video I’ll walk
you through how you can install WordPress on your website using FTP
credentials, so if you’re ready let’s get started.
We need to download WordPress to our local computer so let’s head over to
wordpress.org and you’ll see the download WordPress button here so we’ll
click download we’ll download the latest WordPress to a folder that we know let’s
save that. Once that’s saved we need to go ahead and open this up and we need to
extract the files. This is the folder I want to extract it in and we’ll click
extract. Once they’ve all been extracted you’ll
now have a WordPress folder here and here’s all of the files in the WordPress
folder. We need to upload all of these files to our website via FTP. There are
several FTP clients that you can use. For this video I’ll be using FileZilla so
you want to head over to filezilla-project.org and download the one
appropriate for your machine. Once you install FileZilla this is what
it will look like. The next thing we want to do is go ahead and add the
credentials to access our website so let’s head over to File>Site Manager.
From here we can add a new site. Under hosts you want to add your website name,
your FTP credentials should have come to you from your hosting provider via an
email or you can also email your hosting provider and ask them for the
credentials if you don’t know them already. Under protocol we’ll choose FTP
the encryption we want to use explicit FTP over TLS if available. That means
that it is encrypting the data that is coming from our computer to our website
so we want to keep that. For a login type we want to use normal, next go ahead and
add the credentials for your user for the FTP. Finally we can rename this and
that helps if you have multiple sites. Now I’m going to click connect once it
connects you’ll see a successful dialogue up here you’ll also see all of
your folders coming over over here. We want to install it in the root directory
I’m gonna click on root you can also install it and say a blog folder if you
wanted to for simplicity and for SEO purposes we recommend putting it into
the root directory. On the left I need to copy all of these files and folders to
do that I’m going to click on the first one, scroll down to the bottom and I’ll
hold down shift click to copy all of the files and folders we can right click and
hit upload. This will automatically upload all the files and folders to my
root directory. Alright once everything is uploaded we need to go to our cPanel
and we need to create a database so from my cPanel and scroll
down and I’m looking for MySQL database here your cPanel may look a
little bit different but this is the general look that you’re looking for you
need to create database name so we’ll create the database, now we need to go
back now that we’ve created a database we need to also create a username so
let’s scroll down and add user, create a strong password for this. Over here you
can click password generator and that’ll generate a password for you. Make sure
that you copy that or otherwise have that somewhere safe so you’ll have it if
you ever need it now let’s create the user, once the user is created let’s go
back and now we need to add the user to the database. Again scrolling back down
we get to the add user to database so let’s find the user let’s find the
database and let’s click add. Once we click add it’ll tell us what privileges
do we want. We need to allow all privileges and make changes. Great, the
user has complete control over this new database so we’re good to go there. Now
that we’ve created the database and we’ve uploaded WordPress we need to go
to our web address to finish the installation. So I’m going to click out
of full screen so you can see my address bar, type in your web address and when
you type in your web dress you’ll see this. From here you can choose whatever
language you want your WordPress site to be in we’ll pick English(US) and now you
need to have this bit of information so let’s click let’s go. Make sure you fill
in all the information like you see here database host is usually localhost so
keep it like that and then click Submit. Alright from here you get a welcome screen
or you can fill out the site title, the username that you will use to login to
your WordPress website, make sure you fill out a password, and then make sure
you fill out your email address to receive admin emails for your website.
Now if you’re not ready for search engines to look for your site then you
can click discourage search engines from indexing your site. We’re not going to do
that we’ll just click install WordPress and now you get a success screen where you
can now login So let’s click login you can add your
username and password here and if you want you can click remember me so you
don’t have to do this every time. We’ll click login congratulations you’ve
successfully installed WordPress using FTP on your website. Did you learn
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