How to Install WordPress Blog on CentOS 5.5

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WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It can be install on Windows server or Linux server. It is the famous Content Management System (CMS) and it has many features including the plug-in that can make your blog look modern and powerful.Below are the simple steps to install the wordpress blog on CentOS server. This tutorial assume that you already installed LAMP ( Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP) server.

1.Go t your web server root directory.

    [[email protected] ~]# cd /var/www

2. Download the latest wordpress using wget command:

    [[email protected] www]# wget

3.  Extract the compressed archives with below command:

    [[email protected] www]# tar xzvf latest.tar.gz

4. The extracted file name will be wordpress. Rename it to anything you want. Normally we put it blog since your url will be like this:

    [email protected] www]# cp wordpress blog

5. Create the Database and database user:

    mysql> CREATE DATABASE blogdb;
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
    mysql> CREATE USER 'bloguser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'blogpassword';
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
    mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON blogdb.* to [email protected];
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

6. Navigate the browser to http://servername/blog

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There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn’t work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.

Click “Create a Configuration File”

7. You will be redirect to WordPress > Setup Configuration File:

Welcome to WordPress. Before getting started, we need some information on the database. You will need to know the following items before proceeding.

  • Database name = any_db (User define as  step 5)
  • Database username = any_user (User define as step 5)
  • Database password = any_password (User define as step 5)
  • Database host = localhost (if apache and mysql on the same server)
  • Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database)
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Click Let’s Go! to proceed

8. Fill in below form and Click Submit

  • Database name = blogdb
  • Database username = bloguser
  • Database password = blogpassword
  • Database host = localhost
  • Table prefix = wp_

You will be redirect to this page. Please leave the page and proceed below steps.

Sorry, but I can’t write the wp-config.php file.
You can create the wp-config.php manually and paste the following text into it.

9. Go to your web server terminal or ssh to web server. Copy and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php:

    [[email protected] ~]# cp /var/www/blog/wp-config-sample.php /var/www/blog/wp-config.php

10. Modify the wp-config.php:

    [email protected] ~]# vi /var/www/blog/wp-config.php

Change below line to above:

    /** The name of the database for WordPress = Line 19 */
    define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');
    /** MySQL database username = Line 22 */
    define('DB_USER', 'username_here');
    /** MySQL database password = Line 25 */
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');
    /** MySQL hostname = Line 28 */
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Save the wp-config.php file and exit from web server

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11. Continue to this URL:

Click “Run the install”

12. Please complete the form Click “Install WordPress”

  • Site Title : Blog Title
  • Username : Prefered username
  • Password, twice : Your password
  • Your E-mail : Your Email

13. To login Navigate the browser to http://servername/blog/wp-login.php

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