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How to Install WordPress on Your Website

WordPress is known as the most popular blogging platform and content management system. New users are often surprised when we tell them that WordPress is also well known for its ease of installation. All best WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress within few clicks. In most circumstances, installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete. In this WordPress installation tutorial, our goal is to offer a comprehensive WordPress installation tutorial for beginners and advanced users alike. We will show you how to install WordPress using Fantastico, Softaculous, and SimpleScripts for beginners. We will explain how to install WordPress manually for our intermediate users. Lastly for our beginner developer and designers, we will show you how to install WordPress on a local computer (Windows, Mac, and Linux).

How to Install WordPress for Beginners

Things You Need Before Installing WordPress

Before you install WordPress, first you will need a domain name and a good web hosting company that knows WordPress.

We highly recommend that you use BlueHost because they will give you a free domain and 50% off their hosting plan (special for WPBeginner users). Bluehost is also an officially recommended hosting provider of WordPress.

Since this is a very long and detailed tutorial, please use the navigation below to get to the appropriate section.

to the appropriate section.

Below are ways you can install WordPress

  • How to Install WordPress Using MOJO Marketplace
  • How to Install WordPress using Softaculous
  • How to Install WordPress using QuickInstall
  • How to Install WordPress using Fantastico
  • How to Install WordPress using FTP
  • How to Install WordPress in your Computer
  • How to Install WordPress in your Language
  • How to Install a WordPress Multisite Network
  • Things to do After Installing WordPress




How to Install WordPress using MOJO Marketplace

MOJO Marketplace provides a simple WordPress installer tool. Several hosting companies use this to provide a 1-click WordPress install experience. This installer is integrated into their cPanel dashboard.

For this tutorial, we will be showing you the BlueHost cPanel. Simply login to your hosting account and then on your cPanel dashboard scroll down to the website section.

Install WordPress icon in Bluehost's cPanel dashboard

Click on Install WordPress icon or 1-click Install. They will both take you to the MOJO Marketplace where you will see an overview about WordPress with a Install button. You need to click on the install button to continue.

Begin WordPress Installation using MOJO Marketplace

MOJO Marketplace will now ask you where you want to install WordPress. Simply select your domain name from the dropdown menu and click on the check domain button.

Choose the domain where you want to install WordPress

The installer will now check that everything is in order and will show the final step. You can check the box next to Show Advanced Options to expand it.

WordPress installation settings in MOJO Marketplace

You will notice that MOJO Marketplace has already given your site a title ‘My Site’. It will be using your email address as the username and entered a random strong password. You can change all these settings. You also need to check the terms and conditions checkbox.

Once you are done, you can click on the Install Now button.

Your installation will begin, and you will be able to see a progress bar. It will take only a few minutes. You need to wait on this page for it to finish.

WordPress installation progress in MOJO Marketplace

Once the installation is finished, you will see a success message with a view credentials button.

WordPress Installation finished

You have successfully installed WordPress. Click on the View Credentials button to go to MOJO Marketplace dashboard and scroll down to the notification center.

There you will see the status of your WordPress install with a link to view credentials.

Notification center

This will display the installation status and success notice. You will also find links to your site and WordPress admin area along with the username and password you will need to login.

WordPress login credentials after finishing installation using MOJO Marketplace

How to Install WordPress using Softaculous

Softaculous is a popular auto-installer script. It allows you to easily install popular web applications like WordPress with just a few clicks. Hosting companies like SiteGround and InMotion Hosting use Softaculous in their control panel.

Simply login to your cPanel account and look for Softaculous icon or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under Auto Installers section.

Softaculous icon under auto installers section in cPanel

Clicking on any of these icons will launch Softaculous auto-installer for WordPress. First you will see an overview of WordPress. You need to click on the Install tab to continue.

Click on the install tab to continue installing WordPress using Softaculous

Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress. You need to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.

If your site has SSL and HTTPS, then you can select https:// or https://www. as protocol.

After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like example.com. In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.

Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.

Editing site settings during WordPress installation using Softaclous

Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress admin area after installation.

Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.

You can change them if you want so that they are easy to remember for you. However, we strongly urge you to always use a strong password. See our guide on the best way to manage passwords for WordPress beginners to learn how you can manage strong passwords easily.

Make sure that you enter correct email address in the admin email field. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.

Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer.

Click on the install button to run the WordPress installer

Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your WordPress installation.

Softaculous WordPress installer progress

You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your WordPress admin area.

Softaculous successfully installed WordPress on your website

How to Install WordPress using QuickInstall

QuickInstall is another popular auto-installer used by many hosting companies like HostGator and others. We will be using HostGator’s cPanel dashboard in the screenshots here, but it wouldn’t be much different if you are using some other host that has QuickInstall.

First you need to login to your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to the Software and Services section and then click on the QuickInstall icon.

QuickInstall in cPanel dashboard

This will take you to the 1-Click Installers page on QuickInstall. You will see that it offers installations for most popular web applications including WordPress. You need to click on WordPress to launch the WordPress installer.

Launching WordPress installer in QuickInstall

This will take you to the WordPress installer where you will see an overview of the software. Simply click on the ‘Install WordPress’ button to continue.

Launch WordPress installer in QuickInstall

This will bring you to setup your WordPress install settings.

First you need to choose the domain name. If you want to install WordPress in a sub-directory like example.com/blog then you need to enter blog in the install path field. Leave it blank if you want to install WordPress in the root directory, like example.com.

WordPress installation settings in QuickInstall

You need to provide a title for your site, this could be anything and you can always change it later. Next, you need to provide a username, password, and email address for the admin account. You will also need to enter first and last name for the admin user.

Once you are satisfied with the settings, click on Install WordPress button to begin the installation.

QuickInstall will now install WordPress for you. You will see a progress bar and later success message when it is done.

Click on the drop down icon next to view credentials button in the success message. A fly down menu will appear with login credentials and a link to the admin area of your newly installed WordPress site.

How to Install WordPress using Fantastico

Fantastico is a common auto-installer script used by some WordPress hosting providers. It is similar to the other installer scripts in the list, and offers an easy way to quickly install WordPress.

First you need to login to your cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to software and services section, and there you will find the Fantastico icon.

Fantastico icon in cPanel

Clicking on Fantastico icon will launch the auto-installer script.

Some hosting providers are still using an older version of Fantastico. In this tutorial we will be showing you screenshots from Fantastico F3 version. If Fantastico on your host looks different, then don’t worry. Basic installation steps are the same, and you should be able to easily follow them.

On the main Fantastico screen you will see a list of web applications on your left. You need to click on Blogs, and there you will find WordPress listed among many other applications.

Clicking on WordPress will show you an overview of the application with a Install button.

WordPress installer overview in Fantastico

Simply click on the ‘Click here to install WordPress’ button to continue.

Fantastico auto-installer for WordPress will now ask you to fill in your installation settings. First you need to choose the domain where you want to install WordPress.

Fantastico WordPress installation settings

If you want to install WordPress in a sub-directory then you can enter the sub-directory name in the field below. Otherwise, make sure that this field is empty.

Under Administrator Details section, you need to provide admin user account information. Enter a username, password, and email address for your WordPress admin account.

Click on the Submit button to continue.

Fantastico will now install WordPress for you. You will be able to see the installation progress. Once it has finished installing WordPress you will see a success message.

How to Install WordPress using FTP

Manually installing WordPress is also known as the famous 5 minute install. However, manual installation has a few added steps, and you will need an FTP client for that. Take a look at our beginner’s guide on how to use FTP to upload WordPress files.


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Conclusion

We hope this WordPress installation tutorial helped you learn how to easily install WordPress. You may want to check out our list of these 40 useful tools to help you manage and grow your WordPress site.

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