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Scripting Tutorial - WordPress

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Demo: http://wordpress.samplesite.org/.

This tutorial will guide you through the WordPress setup and installation process on our servers. It is assumed that your account has PHP and MySQL capability and that you have already created your database.

Part A - Downloading the Script

1. The script can be downloaded here.

2. The file that you will download is a compressed bundle containing the files of the WordPress distribution. Unpack this archive in a temporary directory on your computer using a decompression software.

Part B - WordPress Configuration

1. Before you begin Part B, please ensure that you have created your MySQL database on your web server via your Site Administration Panel.

If your MySQL database is already created, you are ready to begin the WordPress configuration process.

Open wp-config-sample.php in a text editor.

DB_NAME: Your database name, e.g. yourdomain_com_-_db
DB_USER: Your memberID
DB_PASSWORD: Your database password

After you have completed the changes, save the file as wp-config.php

Part C - Uploading Files to Server

1. Start your FTP software and after connecting to your web server, create a new sub folder on your server named /blog in the /var/www/html/ folder for your WordPress files. Upload the entire contents of WordPress to your server in the /blog folder.

Part D - Software Configuration

1. Using your web browser, access http://www.yourdomain.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php to initiate the installation process.

(Replace yourdomain.com with your domain name.)

Click First Step >> to proceed to the First Step of the installation process

2. Enter the title of your weblog and your email address. Click Continue to Second Step to continue.

3. Note the password generated for you. Your password will be different from this tutorial's so write down your assigned password.

Installation of WordPress is complete.

Click wp-login.php to proceed to the WordPress login sceen. Once you have logged in, you will be able start posting or further customize your WordPress.

If you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact our Technical Support.

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