How to install WordPress?

WordPress is a content management system website open source. This means that the user does not face restrictions in the revision, modification and improvement of the product. The developers, if you to create sites on WordPress, it will allow in the future to get rid of many errors and omissions.

Before we proceed directly to the installation of your chosen WordPress template hosting, for starters, what engine and how easy is it to manage the site.

Hosting — ability to host your own website and get a set of standard services to maintain its network. What is the hosting service will usually ask the user for the first time faced with the problem of resource allocation in the Internet.

The site template is not a ready-made web project. To make it such, you must perform the following actions:

  • to install the engine on the hosting;
  • to fill the template directly to the control system;
  • configure, optimize, and customize ready site.

Installing WordPress on hosting

For the fastest possible installation of purchased TemplateMonster WordPress template please read the links:

  1. How to install template using dump file
  2. How to import SQL file and change the database prefix
  3. How to install WordPress template using admin panel

A bit of theory.

How to upload website to the hosting?

    1. Step 1: download CMS WordPress

The first thing you need to download the WordPress engine. Russian users can download the package from here.

You obtained a ZIP file you must unpack using any archiver. Here are the unzipped files:

    1. Step 2: domain and hosting

What is hosting and domain

To begin installing all necessary files on the website, first you need to purchase hosting and domain.

Domain is the address or name of the website which directly linked to the hosting. It needs to reflect the activity of the created site, easily perceived by ear, intuitively be associated and remembered. The domain is registered completely belongs to his owner. Typically, hosting companies provide a full package of services for sites in the network. Therefore, most likely, you will be lucky to register a domain and buy hosting in one place.

Domain domain to bind with DNS servers. Using them is given information as to the computers to find each other through the Internet. When typing in a site address in the browser, the provider checks for errors via domain name server (DNS).

Each server in the network has its own IP address (it is a certain set of numbers, for example — 192.168.0.1). The domain name may not always have the same IP, a striking example is the transfer of the site to another hosting. Change hosting provider is actually moving to another server. Therefore, the detection site on the Internet is as follows:

http://www.your-site.ru – DNS server- 192.168.0.1 — getting the content of the website

After buying the hosting service the user gets access to manage the website, including the addresses of DNS servers, which after necessary to register the settings of the domain.

    1. Step 3: copy the engine files to the FTP server

In the first stage of installation we downloaded and unzipped the WordPress package. Pour the resulting files to your hosting.

What you need:

      • Access to our FTP-server (issued by the provider after the purchase of hosting);
      • FTP-Manager (with the help of it the files are filled on the server).

FTP Manager (or FTP client) — a special program for easier access to the FTP server, displays the files on the remote server. The most well-known clients to access the remote server FileZilla, Total Commander etc.

Using FTP client, you must copy the engine files into the root directory of the server’s PUBLIC_HTML or WWW.

      • Step 4: create a database

Once the files have WordPress engine installed, it is necessary to mount the database, but first you need to create one.

Different hosting providers a mechanism for the creation of the database may be slightly different, but in General is similar.

MySQL is one of the most popular and common databases open source. A DBMS provides the best performance, which is achieved by other means, it would be much harder. However, the real popularity of MySQL has received thanks to the excellent interaction with PHP (programming language for creating web pages).

In the web hosting control panel, menu item, MySQL will have to perform some steps.

      • enter the name of the database;
      • create a database user (administrator) — they can be several;
      • to register the name and password;
      • to designate rights (privileges) for user access to the database.
    1. Step 5: edit the file wp-config-sample.php

One of the steps of installing WordPress on the hosting change some settings, you need to access MySQL.

The files uploaded to the server find wp-config-sample.php and renamed wp-confiq.php. Open the file for editing.

      • DB_NAME – the database name
      • DB_USER – the database user
      • DB_PASSWORD – the password for the user
      • DB_HOST – address of the database server, many of localhost, but not always
      • DB_CHARSET – default encoding utf8, it does not need to change

Here you must specify the name of the downloaded database, user name, password, and do not forget to save the changes.

    1. Step 6: installing WordPress

Run the WordPress installation script. In the browser you need to dial http://www.your-site.ru/wp-admin/install.php where www.your-site.ru — the name of your website.

(preferably in Russian)

Here enter the name of the website and e-mail and click “Install WordPress”.

Installation of WordPress template

Method 1

After the template selection is made, for example, and the archive with the theme files before you start the process of its installation on site. In the administrative part of the website in the tab “appearance” select “Theme” and go to the manage templates page.

Follow the tab “Install themes” — “Upload”.

You only have to activate the WordPress template.

Method 2

Another way to install the template on the website — use FTP client. Connect with the hosting server after which in the folder with the themes unpack the necessary files. Installed themes site can be found here:

/www/your-site.ru/wp-content/themes/

Theme activation is via the Console engine.


Customize ready-made website on WordPress

Immediately after installing the site on hosting you must carry out some basic settings. They are all available through the administrative panel of the website, to get in which is not difficult: your-site.ru/wp-admin.

Menu, which will continue to work with the site is in the left column of the admin.

      • General settings (General)

In “Settings” under “General settings” you must enter a site name, a short description to it, the address, choose the time zone, date format, time, etc.

With the settings in this section should not cause any problems, however, for the normal functioning of the site should definitely do it.

      • Publish settings (Write)

Setup writing articles for posting on the site.

The size of the text field. The total number of lines of the window in which you create articles. When this value is exceeded, there is a scrolling window.

Formatting. The “tick” convert emoticons to images will allow you to replace the standard notation of “smile” in pictures of the basic set of WordPress.
Automatic correction of incorrect XHTML code will enable WordPress to independently prescribe over the correct code from the point of view of validation. However, the inclusion of this function often creates a lot of problems, so it is still recommended not to include it.

Basic heading. From the list available on the website of the headings you can choose one the most used. When writing new articles for the specified category will be automatically selected.

The main category for links. When adding a new link, the default will be determined by this rubric.

Publish. Offer button you can simply drag into your browser’s bookmarks and publish news from different sites.

Publication via e-mail. Publishing articles through email. This requires you to specify mail server, username, password and category for publication. It is important to note that, the mail should have POP3 access.

Remote publish. Use external editor (blog client) for writing articles and editing.

Services updates. The list of required services will help to accelerate the indexing of the resource, to increase the speed of penetration of each new publication in the index of search engines.

      • Settings Reading (read)

On the main page to display. A check mark next to “Your last record” will display on the Home page recent publications. A static page is most often used on sites with small amounts of infrequently updated content.

On the blog pages to display. To establish the number of records on the page, you have to consider its design. Typically this value is changed after the filling of the site content.

RSS feed to display. Subscribers of the RSS feed will receive the latest entry in that amount.

For each article in the feed to display. “Full text of” a handy subscribers the opportunity to read the full text of the latest published records, provided that their number is not significant in the feed.

“Announcement” (truncated text of the publication) convenient to the owner of the site to increase visitors.

Encoding for pages and feeds. Encoding for pages set simvolov by which the website will appear in the network. A value of UTF-8 by default should not be changed.

      • Settings discussion (Discussion)

In this section, you set the warning to other resources on the publication of new articles, comments, black list, avatars, etc.

Difficulties in configuring this section should not arise. Almost each item has a small description.

      • Settings of media files (Media files)

This section is responsible for hosting and displaying the media file on the website that have been uploaded to the server using the WordPress admin panel.

The size of the images. When uploading images to the website the user will be able to choose original size or one of the two proposed reduced post it on the resource page.

Objects. In this item you can select to deploy a media file on a website page according to the specified parameters.

Download files. By default, all downloaded files will be placed in the folder wp-content/uploads. When the option “Put my downloaded files into folders by month and year” WordPress will automatically create subdirectories by the date of uploading media files.

      • Privacy settings (Privacy)

Blocking search engines is useful in case when your website is under development.

      • Settings permalinks (Permanent links)

WordPress customization allows you to choose one of four options to display URLS.

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