Install WordPress on Ubuntu 12.04 with Nginx Web Server

Step One – Download WordPress from the official website

Navigate to your /tmp directory


Unzip the installed package using below command

tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

Step Two – Create the wordpress database

Connect to mysql shell

mysql -u root -p 

Log in using mysql password for root user. Then create a new database for wordpress installation.


Step Three – Move the unzipped WordPress package to your Nginx web root directory

mv /tmp/wordpress /var/www/

Step Four – Configure WordPress

Then copy the wordpress sample-config file as shown below. This file contains database connection settings.

cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php

Then edit this file wp-config.php using any editor

vi wp-config.php

Find the below section in the wp-config.php file

// ** 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

Step Five – Access the WordPress installation. It will look like below image.


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