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The Simplest Way To Install WordPress

You might have seen installing WordPress CMS on Linux. In the installation process you have seen installing SQL services, creating a database for WordPress, creating a database user to set up communication between WordPress and backend running database. If you are not from a technical background, if you don’t want to face all such technical obstacles, then this post is for you. This is the simplest way to install WordPress on Linux, Windows, and Cloud servers and pretty much on any platform. The installation method we are going to show in this post doesn’t require much configuration. You can install WordPress with few simple clicks. The remaining technical configurations like the creation of database & database account have been automated and will be done in the background without your intervention. Let’s begin.

The Simplest Way To Install WordPress:

Bitnami has created an application stack for WordPress. The WordPress installer includes all of the software necessary to run the WordPress Stack on Linux, Windows, Cloud Servers, and pretty much any platform. Bitnami WordPress Stack is designed to install WordPress in just a one-click. The overall installation procedure is simple and straightforward it just needs to download and run the installer. Then click Next, again Next, and at last Next. You are done. That’s It.

In this post, we are going to install WordPress on Linux Mint. By the way, you can follow this same procedure to install WordPress on other Linux distributions, Windows, Mac, and any cloud platforms. Let’s start with the simplest way to install WordPress.

Time needed: 5 minutes

How to install WordPress with just one click?

  1. Download WordPress from Bitnami

    You can download the WordPress installer for your platform from here: https://bitnami.com/stack/wordpress/installer

    Run this command to download from the terminal.

    $ sudo wget https://bitnami.com/redirect/to/1677647/bitnami-wordpress-5.8.1-0-linux-x64-installer.run

    Download WordPress from Terminal

  2. Change the permission of the WordPress installer file to execute

    Run this command to change the file permission on Linux.

    $ sudo chmod +x bitnami-wordpress-5.8.1-0-linux-x64-installer.run

    Change the permission of the wordpress installer to execute

  3. Run the WordPress installer

    Run the installer with ./ command.

    $ ./bitnami-wordpress-5.8.1-0-linux-x64-installer.run

    Select the Language and click Ok.

    Run the WordPress installer

  4. Initiate Bitnami WordPress set up wizard

    Initiate Bitnami WordPress set up wizard

  5. Select the components required to install WordPress

    Select all the components and click Next.

    Select WordPress installation components

  6. Select the WordPress installation path

    Select the WordPress installation path then click Next.

    Select the WordPress installation path

  7. Create a WordPress admin account

    Type account information then click Next.

    Create WordPress Admin Account

  8. Type your blog name

    Click Next.

    Type your blog name

  9. Set up a mail server if you want.

    Setting up a mail server is optional. You can set up a public or private mail server. We are going to skip this step in the demo.

    WordPress mail server set up

  10. Deploy WordPress in Bitnami cloud

    Check this box if you want to set up WordPress on Bitnami Cloud. We have unchecked the box as we don’t want to configure it on the Cloud.

    Deploy WordPress in Bitnami cloud

  11. Finish WordPress set up wizard

    Click Next to complete the setup wizard and initiate the installation process.

    Finish WordPress set up wizard

  12. WordPress installation in progress

    WordPress Installation in progress

  13. WordPress installation process completed

    The installation process will take a couple of minutes. The installer will create a database and database account on behalf of you. It completes all the configurations needed to run the WrodPress.

    Tick the launch check box and click the Finish button to launch WordPress.

    WordPress Installation completed

  14. Access WordPress

    Type the localhost:port/we-admin/ on your local browser to access the WordPress login page

    .WordPress Login page

  15. Enter the username and password to log in

    Enter the user name and password created in step 7 and log in.

    Login to the WordPress

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There are multiple ways to install WordPress. The method shown in this post is one of the simplest way to install WordPress. You can follow this method to install WordPress on Linux, Windows, Mac, and cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure cloud, Google Cloud.

There is alternate way to deploy WordPress using VMWare Workstation. If you are fan of the WordPress. You can follow the method.

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Arun KL

Arun KL is a cybersecurity professional with 15+ years of experience spanning IT infrastructure, cloud security, vulnerability management, Penetration Testing, security operations, and incident response. He is adept at designing and implementing robust security solutions to safeguard systems and data. Arun holds multiple industry certifications including CCNA, CCNA Security, RHCE, CEH, and AWS Security.

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