How to install WordPress using Softaculous
WordPress is a free open source software that is available for install in your cPanel Softaculous installer for free. This article will explain how to install WordPress through Softaculous.
Steps to install WordPress
- Login into your cPanel.
- Go to Software / Services. Click the Softaculous icon.
- Click the Install link on the WordPress install section.
- Fill in the WordPress set up information. The following is the necessary information you need to fill in.
Choose Domain Select the Domain you want to install your WordPress on from the drop box. In Directory Leave this blank to install on the domain directly. If you are installing in a subfolder of your site you type the folder name here. This will make the blog load like the following: your-domain.com/foldername. Admin Username Enter a username for your WordPress Dashboard login. Admin Password Enter whatever password you want for the Dashboard Login. Admin email Enter a valid email here. The system will place an invalid email here. you will need a valid one.
Installing to Subdomains- If you decide that you wish to install to a subodmain, then you will need to first make sure that you have correctly created the subdomain in cPanel. The main difference is that the path will appear like this: subdomain.main_domain.com instead of like this main_domain.com/subdomain. If the Subdomain is already created, then you will be able to select the subdomain at the Choose Domain stage of the installation. If you are trying to install it to a sub-folder that is not specified as a subdomain, then the Choose domain option should remain as the domain name that you wish to use for the installation. The In Directory option will be filled with the folder that you wish to use - as per the example above.
- Softaculous will Check the submitted data and install the files to your server for WordPress..
- Visit your website in your browser. You should see a new WordPress install like the snapshot to the right.
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An introduction to WordPress
|1.||Getting Started with Pre-installed WordPress|
|2.||What is WordPress?|
|3.||What kind of website can I build with WordPress?|
|4.||The WordPress Site Structure Explained|
|5.||Getting Started: How to install Wordpress|
|6.||How to install WordPress using Softaculous|
|7.||Installing WordPress 3.5 manually|
|8.||Installing WordPress on an Add-on Domain|
|9.||Installing WordPress using your Temporary URL|
|10.||Logging into your WordPress Dashboard|
|11.||Configuring your WordPress Home Page|
Managing WordPress content
|12.||Wordpress Pages vs Posts|
|13.||Writing your first WordPress Blog Post|
|14.||Creating a WordPress Page|
|15.||Adding HTML to a Wordpress Page/Post|
|16.||Creating a link in Wordpress|
|17.||Allowing User Registration in Wordpress|
|18.||Creating a Wordpress User in the Dashboard|
|19.||Changing a User's Role In Wordpress|
2013-04-06 5:43 am
This is a nicely done installation script. A newbie will be able to follow the procedures easily.
2014-02-25 12:53 am
Non-techie newbie question here (sorry!)...does installing Wordpress via Softaculous install Wordpress.COM or Wordpress.ORG? I want to build my website through Wordpress.ORG and want to make sure I don't mess this up too badly:)
2014-02-25 10:38 am
Thank you for your question. When you install Wordpress from softaculous, it simplifies the process of downloading Wordpress from Wordpress.org, and installing it.
It will then be hosted on your server with us, and you essentially have more access/control of your account, than you would with wordpress.com.
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
2014-03-03 8:31 am
pls can i install a wordpress.com ( ywpment.wordpress.com) and make use of it as my website
2014-03-03 11:42 am
I am not exactly sure what you are asking, but if you want to host your website on wordpress.com and use your personal domain name, you can Map an Existing Domain.
If this does not answer your specific question, please provide more details regarding what you are trying to accomplish.
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
2014-06-15 8:33 am
Confused about whether to install WordPress in the domain directly or in a sub-folder. What is the difference. Also, I plan to include an ecommerce element later down the road. Should I select HTPPS protocol now, or can I change it easily later when I add the ecommerce (such as Presta)? Finally, what is Table Prefix? Do I create my own name for Table Prefix, or are their specific prefix entry that should be used such as WP_? Thanks.
2014-06-16 9:18 am
If you want your visitors to go to something like example.com/blog, then you would place it in a subdirectory named blog. If you want it running on your main site, leave the filed blank.
It is quite easy to change the installation to HTTPS later. If you already have an SSL certificate set up for your domain, selecting either will not affect you but if you do not have an SSL certificate, do not select the HTTPS option as this can cause the site to not work.
The table prefix simply obscures the table names which can help with security. What you put here is completely up to you.
2014-07-14 6:10 pm
I have no idea but I am LOST since i entered what you said but received a message that said:
The following errors were found :
Installation cannot proceed because the following files already exist in the target folder :
Please delete these files or choose another folder.OR
Select the checkbox to overwrite all files and continue.
SO which do I choose since I did not load ANY files before this popped up??? HELP
2014-07-14 6:53 pm
It looks like you installed WordPress to your account with us already which you can verify by looking at your cPanel File Manager. So if this is the second time you're running through the Softaculous install, and trying to again install it to the main directory it's going to fail because all of those original WordPress files still exist.
You would want to modify your hosts file, or change the WordPress URL to use your temporary URL in order to access your website on our server since it's not currently hosted there live yet.
If you just try to go directly to your domain right now, it looks like it's currently hosted at another web host. Once you are ready to point your domain name over to us, you'll want to update your name servers to point to us.