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How do I install WordPress?

WordPress is the free software package that many websites use. You can easily install it via Softaculous in cPanel.


Step 1. Log in to cPanel.

Step 2. Under Software, click Softaculous Apps Installer.


Step 3. You will enter a new page. In the left menu, click on the search bar and type WordPress. Then click on the WordPress link.


Step 4. You will see a brief explanation of WordPress and an overview of all active WordPress installations. Click Install Now to install WordPress.

Install now

Step 5. Under Domain, select the domain name where WordPress should be installed.

Tip: If you want to install WordPress in a separate folder, enter Folder in the desired name. WordPress will then be accessed via https://chosendomain.extension/selected_folder

Software Setup

Step 6. Under Website Name, enter the name of the website and Description of Website at the description.

Site settings

Step 7. Enter the desired username and password at Admin username and Admin password. Then enter Email email in the desired email address.

Admin account

Step 8. Select the options you want to change. If you do not want to use a standard theme or standard plugins, you can proceed to step 9. You can always install plugins and themes later.

Also readHow do I install a WordPress plugin?

Step 9. Click Install to start the installation. After the installation is completed, you will find a new page of information about the new installation.


This knowledgebase article was last updated on: 12 September 2019

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