How to Install WordPress Manually via FTP Complete Guide for beginners

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Trying to figure out how to install WordPress? There are a few different methods you can use, each of which I’ll give an in-depth guide for.

By the end of this post, you should be up and running with a successful working WordPress site and ready to start installing new themes & editing content & customization of design.

WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, This video guide will help.

Manually installing WordPress is also known as the famous 5-minute install. It requires a few added steps, and you will need an FTP client to manually install WordPress.

Hello this WordPress installation guide is regarding the WordPress installation process when you are doing it manually and we are also adding some information regarding why we should choose to install manually instead of using the automatically installs so I have broken down this process Checklist

1- Domain/hosting setup a) setup on hosting server b) Root “Folder Name” mapped to a domain.
2- Mysql database a) Needs to be created from web site admin like Cpanel or Plesk b) Create a database c) Create database user
3) Associate database user to the database with appropriate privileges
4- Latest WordPress installation files a) Download and install from

b) WordPress Files upload by
4- File Manager a) FTP Client WordPress File Uploading Option
1- By File Manager (Hosting Admin Panel) Need to log in at Hosting admin panel c panel or Plesk Open file manager Locate root folder for the domain Upload the WordPress zip file Extract WordPress files to the installation folder
2- By FTP Client FTP user setup Needs to be created from web site admin like Cpanel or Plesk Create ftp user for the domain FTP client like Filezilla Download and install from

WordPress Installation via FTP ( 2022 Manually Installation UserGuide )

The first thing you need to do is download the latest version of WordPress. Download and unzip the WordPress package if you haven’t already.


WordPress package comes as a Zip file. You need to unzip the file and inside it, you will find a WordPress folder. This folder contains all the WordPress files you need to upload to your web server.

2nd thing downloads filezilla from files=zilla website.

Now go ahead and connect the FTP client to your hosting server. Once connected, use the FTP client to upload the WordPress files from your computer to your website server.

If you want to install WordPress on your root domain name (like, then you need to upload WordPress files to your website’s root directory. Usually, this directory is called /public_html/.

On the other hand, If you want to install WordPress in a subfolder (like, then upload it in a folder /public_html/blog/.

Creation Of Database

While that’s going on, head over to your cPanel account and find the MySQL Databases option:

Once you are done uploading WordPress, go to your hosting control panel to create a database. We will be showing you how to do that using the cPanel. If your hosting provider has a different control panel then you just need to look for MySQL databases. The rest of the settings will be quite similar.

If your hosting provider supplies the Plesk hosting control panel and you want to install WordPress manually, follow these instructions to create a database:

  1. Log in to Plesk.

  2. Click Databases in the Custom Website area of your website on the Websites & Domains page:

  3. Click Add New Database, change database name if you want, create database user by providing credentials and click OK. You’re done!

  4. In Step 2. Create Database Users enter the database user name and the password. Make sure to use a strong password. Click Create User.
  5. In Step 3. Add User to Database click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
  6. In Step 4. Complete the task note the database name and user. Write down the values of hostname, username, databasename, and the password you chose. (Note that hostname will usually be localhost.)

Simply go to the URL where you uploaded WordPress. If it is in the main domain, then enter your domain name in the browser window, like or

You will see the language selection page. You can choose a language here so that the rest of the installation is displayed in your own language. You can also use English for now and then later change the language.

Click on the continue button to proceed.

You will now see some installation instructions. Basically, WordPress will now tell you that it will need your database name, password, and MySQL host information.

Click on the ‘Let’s go’ button to continue.

WordPress will now show you a form. You need to enter the database information you created earlier.

Fill in the information and then click on the ‘Submit’ button. WordPress will connect to your database and show you a success message.

Click on ‘Run the Install’ button to continue.

WordPress will now create tables in your database and then send you to the next step of the installation.

Now you need to provide some information for WordPress to set up your site. This includes site title, username, password, and admin email address.

If you do not want your website to be visible to search engines, then you can check the box next to search engine visibility. Later when you are ready you can change this from WordPress settings. If you are unsure about what to do, then simply leave it unchecked

Click on the Install WordPress button to continue. WordPress will set up your website and finish the installation.

You will see a success message showing your username. You can now click on the Log in button to sign in to your WordPress site.

Finishing installation #

Finishing installation

The following screenshots show how the installation progresses. Notice that in entering the details screen, you enter your site title, your desired user name, your choice of a password (twice), and your e-mail address. Also displayed is a check-box asking if you would like your blog to appear in search engines like Google and DuckDuckGo. Leave the box unchecked if you would like your blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines, and check the box if you want to block search engines, but allow normal visitors. Note all this information can be changed later in your Administration Screen.

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