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install wordpress ubuntu 14.04

Already installed LEMP or LAMP on your Ubuntu server? Well, now it’s time to install wordpress CMS and get your site running!

As you may know, wordPress is a popular blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It’s free and open-source. In the steps below the lines that the user needs to enter or customize will be in red in this tutorial!

1. Setup Mysql Database for WordPress

For LEMP (Ubuntu, Nginx, Mysql, Php) without phpmyadmin installed:

Database name: wordpress_db; user name: ubuntuhandbook; password: 12345678; Change them in the code below.

Step 1 – Run command in Ubuntu Server to log into MySQL Shell with MySQL root password:

mysql -u root -p

Step 2 – Create database, here I named it wordpress_db:

CREATE DATABASE wordpress_db;

Step 3 – Create a new user named ubuntuhandbook:

CREATE USER ubuntuhandbook@localhost;

Step 4 – Set a password for this user:

SET PASSWORD FOR ubuntuhandbook@localhost= PASSWORD("12345678");

Step 5 – Grant all privileges to the new user:

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress_db.* TO ubuntuhandbook@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '12345678';

Step 6 – Refresh MySQL:

FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Exit MySQL shell:

exit

For LAMP (Apache2, Mysql, Php, Ubuntu Linux):

If you’ve installed LEMP and want to use PhpMyadmin to manage database, click the link in the top of this tutorial.

1. Install Phpmyadmin:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Choose apache2 webserver during the installing process and say NO to “Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common?”

Once installed, run commands below to get it working:

sudo sh -c 'echo "Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf" >> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf' && sudo service apache2 restart

Now, go to http://UBUNTUSERVERIP/phpmyadmin/ in your client’s browser and type in root and the password you set when MySQL was installed to login.

phpmyadmin login

phpmyadmin login

2. Follow the below steps to create database and user with same name.

Step 1 – Click on Users then click Add User.
Step 2 – Type in your desired User name (wordpress is a good one) and ensure Use text field is selected. Ensure Host is set to Local from the drop down list and the text box will change to localhost and enter a Password and then confirm it in the Re-type box. Ensure the Password Use text field is also selected.
Step 3 – Check the box that says Create database with same name and grant all priviliges.
Step 4 – Click on Go.

phpmyadmin create user and database

phpmyadmin create user and database

2. Download & Config WordPress:

Download the latest wordpress from its official website:

cd && wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Decompress the package:

tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz 

Go to the result folder and create the configuration file by copying the sample file:

cd wordpress/ && cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php

Edit the wordpress configuration file via vi editor:

vi 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’, ‘DATABASE_NAME_HERE‘);

/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘USER_NAME_HERE‘);

/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘PASSWORD_HERE‘);

Press i to start editing, and Esc to end editing. Finally press Shift+: followed by wq and Enter to save and exit the file.

3. Copy Files and Set Ownership:

Now move WordPress files to webserver root directory:

For LAMP:

cd && sudo rsync -avP wordpress/ /var/www/

For LNMP:

cd && sudo rsync -avP wordpress/ /usr/share/nginx/html/

Set ownership of the root directory:

cd /var/www/  ###For nginx: cd /usr/share/nginx/html/

sudo chown www-data:www-data * -R 

sudo usermod -a -G www-data www-data

4. Install WordPress:

Finally in your client’s web browser go to http://UBUNTUSERVERIP/wp-admin/install.php and install your wordpress site:

installing wordpress

installing wordpress

Once done, if you still get “It Works!” Apache page. Run command below to edit dir.conf:

sudo vi /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf

You will see a line of index files (index.html, index.php, index.cgi, etc) under the DirectoryIndex setting. Add index.php as the first item in the list.

After that, restart Apache server by:

sudo service apache2 restart

Now you can access your new website:

wordpress site

wordpress site

install wordpress ubuntu 13.10

If you’ve already installed LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) or LNMP in Ubuntu Server, now it’s time to install wordpress on Ubuntu and get your site running!

WordPress is a popular blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It’s free and open-source. In the steps below the lines that the user needs to enter or customize will be in red in this tutorial!

1. Create MySQL Database and User for WordPress

If you’re using LAMP, install PhpMyAdmin to get a graphical way setting your MySQL Database.

To install PhpMyAdmin, run command below in Ubuntu server:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Choose apache2 webserver while the installing process and say NO to “Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common?”

Once installed, run commands below to get it working:

sudo sh -c 'echo "Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf" >> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf' && sudo service apache2 restart

Now, go to http://UBUNTUSERVERIP/phpmyadmin/ in your client’s browser and type in root and the password you set when MySQL was installed to login.

phpmyadmin login

phpmyadmin login

Follow the steps below to create Database and user:

Step 1 – Click on Users then click Add User.
Step 2 – Type in your desired User name (wordpress is a good one) and ensure Use text field is selected. Ensure Host is set to Local from the drop down list and the text box will change to localhost and enter a Password and then confirm it in the Re-type box. Ensure the Password Use text field is also selected.
Step 3 – Click on Create database with same name and grant all priviliges.
Step 4 – Click on Go.

phpmyadmin create user and database

phpmyadmin create user and database

If you’re using LNMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP), follow the steps below to create user & database (both are wordpress in commands below).

Step 1 – Run command in Ubuntu Server to log into MySQL Shell with MySQL root password:

mysql -u root -p

Step 2 – Create database, here I named it wordpress:

CREATE DATABASE wordpress;

Step 3 – Create a new user also named wordpress:

CREATE USER wordpress@localhost;

Step 4 – Set a password for this user:

SET PASSWORD FOR wordpress@localhost= PASSWORD("12345678");

Step 5 – Grant all privileges to the new user:

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO wordpress@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '12345678';

Step 6 – Refresh MySQL:

FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Exit MySQL shell:

exit

2. Download WordPress

On Ubuntu Server, run command below to download the latest wordpress package from its official site:

cd && wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Then uncompress it via command below:

tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz 

3. Setup WordPress Configuration

First copy the sample wordpress configuration file into a new config file:

cd && cp wordpress/wp-config-sample.php wordpress/wp-config.php

Then edit the file with command below:

vi 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’, ‘wordpress‘);

/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘12345678‘);

Press i to start editing, and Esc to end editing. Finally press Shift+: followed by wq and Enter to save and exit the file.

4 Copy the files

Now move WordPress files to webserver root directory:

For LAMP:

cd && sudo rsync -avP wordpress/ /var/www/

For LNMP:

cd && sudo rsync -avP wordpress/ /usr/share/nginx/html/

Give ownership of the directory to the apache/nginx user:

cd /var/www/  ###For nginx: cd /usr/share/nginx/html/

sudo chown www-data:www-data * -R 

sudo usermod -a -G www-data www-data

5. Install WordPress:

Now in your client’s web browser go to http://UBUNTUSERVERIP/wp-admin/install.php and install your wordpress site:

installing wordpress

installing wordpress

Once done, if you still get “It Works!” Apache page. Run command below to edit dir.conf:

sudo vi /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf

You will see a line of index files (index.html, index.php, index.cgi, etc) under the DirectoryIndex setting. Add index.php as the first item in the list.

After that, restart Apache server by:

sudo service apache2 restart

Now you can access your new website:

wordpress site

wordpress site

Wordpress
Already installed LAMP or LEMP (Nginx with PHP, Mysql) on your Ubuntu Server? This time I’m going to show you how to install WordPress CMS.

WordPress is a popular blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It’s free and open-source.

To install WordPress, first login your Ubuntu Server as root, then follow the steps below:

1.) Create Mysql Database and User for WordPress.

  • First log into Mysql as root user:
    mysql -u root -p
  • Type in the root password to get past.

  • Create a database. Change database-name in code to whatever you want.
    CREATE DATABASE database-name;
  • Create an user. Change database-user in code to whatever you want.
    CREATE USER database-user@localhost;
  • Give a password to the user just created. Change password-here in code.
    SET PASSWORD FOR database-user@localhost= PASSWORD("password-here");
  • Grant all privileges to the new user.
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON database-name.* TO database-user@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password-here';
  • f.) Finally, refresh Mysql:
    FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
  • g.) Exit Mysql sell
    exit

2.) Download WordPress and setup the configuration.

  • Download the latest wordpress:
    wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

    Then extract:

    tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
  • Copy the sample configuration file to make a backup.
    cd wordpress && cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
  • Edit the configuration file:
    vi wp-config.php

    Press I to start editing, Esc to stop editing. Press :, then type wq to save and exit, type q! to exit without save.

    Then change the section of database-name, database-user, password-here.

    // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database-name’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘database-user’);

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password-here’);

3.) Setup the permissions.

    Give ownership of the directory to the apache or nginx user by running following commands one by one:

    sudo rsync -avP ~/wordpress/ /var/www/
    cd /var/www/
    sudo chown www-data:www-data * -R 
    sudo usermod -a -G www-data username

4.) Finally in your browser go to IP or domain/wp-admin/install.php and start installing.

Enjoy!