October 9, 2010

Installing WordPress

1. Create a sub domain.

Login into c-panel on your server and click the sub-domain icon.
Name your sub-domain dev, so it will be
http://dev.eddycrosby.com

A folder will automatically be created in public_html directory
public_html/dev/

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2. Create a MySQL database.

Go to MySQL wizard in c-panel and create a new database.
Give it a name and choose a username and password

The database and username will be prefixed by your server name
database name: johnsmith_dev
username: johnsmith_dev

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3. Download WordPress 3.0

Extract the files and open the file wp-config-sample.php

You will see this bit of code at the top.
Enter your database/username/password details here.

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username_here');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');


Now save the file as wp-config.php (deleting the -sample)
Trash the old wp-config-sample.php

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4. Using an FTP program like Cyberduck navigate to your dev directory.
Upload all those WordPress files into the dev folder. Its about 7Mb

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5. Now you need to complete the WordPress install.

Launch your browser and goto
http://dev.yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php

You will see a WordPress welcome screen asking you to name your blog, choose a password and enter an email address.

Click the install button.
You now have WordPress installed in a development directory on your server.

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