This tutorial will show you how to install WordPress. If your web hosting control panel happens to include a script auto-installer, you can simply click to install WordPress automatically. Otherwise, you can visit
www.wordpress.org and download/install the script manually. Save the file to your hard drive. Then use any zip utility program (eg., WinZip) to extract the files. Once the files are extracted, open Windows Explorer and rename
wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php. You will now open this file in any text editor to configure it. Before you do this, be sure to first create a database in web hosting control panel. If you do not know how to do this, ask your Site Administrator to do it for you.
Now enter your database details in wp-config.php. Great! Now open up your favorite FTP program to upload the script files to your site. If you would like to use the weblog as your main site, upload it directly to your root directory. In this example, we will create a new folder for the weblog. so in this example, the blog will be located at
www.yoursite.com/blog/. Let's upload the script files to this folder. To select all the files, highlight the first file/folder... then either hit Ctrl-A or highlight the last file in the list while holding down the Shift key. Click to upload files. We're almost done! Now point your browser to the script installation page. In this example, it will be
Simply proceed through a few steps to complete the installation. Enter a title for your new weblog as well as your email
address. don't worry, you can always modify this later. The database tables have been successfully created and populated. You can now login to your Admin area using the default username and password. You can do this by clicking this link In this example, the URL is
www.yoursite.com/blog/wp-login.php. You can click to "remember" your login details for future visits. A few steps ago, we saw that a default username and password were automatically generated. For security reasons, it is highly recommended that you change your password. Well, that's it! Let's take a look at the weblog in a browser.
Congratulations! As you can see, the weblog has been successfully installed. It is now ready for your posts. Happy Blogging!