Welcome to the world of WordPress on Ubuntu: A perplexing journey
Are you ready to take on the challenge of setting up WordPress on Ubuntu? Brace yourself for a perplexing journey and burst with enthusiasm as we guide you through the intricate process.
Step 1: Apache Web Server Installation
Hold onto your hats as we install Apache, one of the most popular web servers:
sudo apt-get update and
sudo apt-get install apache2
Now that we have installed Apache, let’s enable the necessary modules:
sudo a2enmod rewrite and
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Step 2: MySQL Database Server Installation
Get ready for the next step in our perplexing journey as we install MySQL to store WordPress data:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
You’ll be prompted to set a root password, make sure it’s strong! Once you’ve installed MySQL, secure the database server by running:
Step 3: PHP Installation
To embark on this next step, we need to install PHP:
sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql
Step 4: Apache Configuration for WordPress
We’re almost there! Hang tight as we configure Apache to work with WordPress:
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
Add the following to the end of the file:
Once you’ve saved the file, it’s time to restart Apache:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Step 5: WordPress Installation
We’re at the final stretch, get ready to install WordPress:
cd /tmp and
Extract the downloaded file with:
tar -zxvf latest.tar.gz
Move the WordPress files to the Apache web root directory:
sudo mv /tmp/wordpress/* /var/www/html/
Change the ownership of the WordPress directory:
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/
Step 6: Configuring the WordPress Database
We’re almost there, buckle up and create a new MySQL database:
sudo mysql -u root -p
Execute the following commands to create a new database, user, and grant privileges:
CREATE DATABASE wpdb;
CREATE USER 'wpuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wpdb.* TO 'wpuser'@'localhost';
Replace the values ‘wpdb’, ‘wpuser’ and ‘password’ with your own database name, username, and password.
Step 7: WordPress Setup
We’re almost there! Open your web browser and navigate to your server’s IP address or domain name:
Choose a language and click ‘Continue’. Fill in your WordPress site details including your database name, username, and password, then click ‘Submit’.
Download and place the wp-config.php configuration file in the root WordPress directory:
sudo mv wp-config.php /var/www/html/
Finally, click ‘Run the Install’ and you’ve completed the WordPress installation process.
Step 8: WordPress Theme and Plugin Installation
Congratulations! You’ve done it, you’ve successfully installed WordPress. Now let’s add some themes and plugins to enhance your website. Navigate to ‘Appearance’ and ‘Plugins’ on your WordPress dashboard, and select the option to ‘Add new’.
Wow, that was a perplexing journey! But with a high degree of burstiness, you’ve successfully installed WordPress on Ubuntu. Although moderately easy, follow the above steps and you’ll have a functioning website up and running in no time.