Step 5: Configure wp-config.php
In your web server’s root directory, you should now see the uploaded WordPress files, including the “wp-config-sample.php” file. Right-click on this file, select “Rename,” and change the name to “wp-config.php.”
Next, open the “wp-config.php” file in a text editor (e.g., Notepad++) and enter the database details you received during the database creation process. Replace the following placeholders with your actual information:
- ‘database_name_here’ with your database name
- ‘username_here’ with your database username
- ‘password_here’ with your database password
- ‘localhost’ with your database host (this is usually “localhost” but may vary depending on your hosting provider)
Save the changes and upload the modified “wp-config.php” file back to the root directory of your web server.
Step 6: Install WordPress
Open your web browser and enter your domain name in the address bar. You should see the WordPress installation screen. Select your preferred language and click “Continue.”
On the next screen, enter your website title, username, password, and email address. Click “Install WordPress,” and the installation process will begin.
Step 7: Complete Installation and Log In
Once the installation is complete, you will see a success message. Click “Log In” to access your WordPress dashboard.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed WordPress via FileZilla. You can now start customizing your website, adding themes, plugins, and creating content to build your online presence.
Installing WordPress using FileZilla is a straightforward process that empowers you to take full control of your website. By following this step-by-step guide, you’ve set the foundation for creating a powerful and dynamic WordPress site. Harness the flexibility and versatility of WordPress to build your online brand and achieve your digital goals.
Happy website building!