Installing WordPress on Ubuntu 12.04
Wordpress is a content management system originally developed for blogging, but has beed greatly expanded through widgets, themes and plugins. Complete the following steps to install WordPress on Ubuntu 12.04.
- Clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04,MySQL,Apache and PHP on your server.
- WordPress software from http://wordpress.org/download/ downloaded uncompressed in a local repository, using
tar –xzvf latest.tar.gz
- User needs to have root privileges and be logged in as root or su.
- System packages installed:
Create the WordPress Database and MySQL User
- After we unzip the wordpress files, they will be in a directory called wordpress in the home directory.
- Log into the MySQL Shell and create a new MySQL directory for Wordpress.
mysql -u root –p
- After logging in using you’re MySQL root password, create a WordPress database:
Note : Keep in mind that all MySQL commands must end with semi-colon.
(For this example, we will use the database name WordPressdb.)
CREATE DATABASE wordpressdb; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
- Create the new user. You can replace the database, name, and password, with whatever you prefer:
CREATE USER wordpressuser@localhost; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
- Set the password for your new user:
SET PASSWORD FOR wordpressuser@localhost= PASSWORD("password"); Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Note: For security purposes, you would obviously not use “password” for your password. Be sure to assign a secure password in this line instead.
- Grant all privileges to the new user. Without this command, the wordpress installer will not be able to start up:
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpressdb.* TO wordpressuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
- Refresh MySQL:
FLUSH PRIVILEGES; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
- Exit out of the MySQL shell:
- Copy the sample wordpress configuration file from the wordpress directory, into a new file.
- Edit the new file to create a new usable wordpress config file:
cp ~/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php ~/wordpress/wp-config.php
- Open the wordpress config:
sudo nano ~/wordpress/wp-config.php
- Find the section that contains the field below and substitute in the correct name for your database, username, and password:
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', 'wordpressuser'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
- Save and Exit.
Copy the Files
- Transfer the unzipped WordPress files to the website's root directory.
sudo rsync -avP ~/wordpress/ /var/www/
- Set the permissions on the installation. First, switch in to the web directory:
- Give ownership of the directory to the apache user.
sudo chown www-data:www-data * -R sudo usermod -a -G www-data username
- Install the following php module on your server, to enable the WordPress installation form online. Download php-gd:
sudo apt-get install php5-gd
- Review your new set up at http://your-server-ip-or-hostname/wp-admin/install.php
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