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How to install WordPress with FileZilla: the Tutorial

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Most recent web hosts allow you to install WordPress automatically thanks to a script. This is for example the case with Funio ou 1 & 1. However, it may happen that the latter do not offer an installation script for WordPress. Very often also, their scripts do not allow installing WordPress in subdomains.

In these cases, you will need to use an FTP client, which is software that simplifies sending files to a server using the connection information provided by the web host. This information is generally referred to as " FTP codes" page (in French).

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install (create a blog) WordPress using an FTP client. If you have any questions, then feel free to post them as a comment. 

But before, if you have never installed WordPress discover How to Install a WordPress Blog in 7 Steps et How to search, install and activate a WordPress theme on your blog 

Then back to why we are here.

FTP Client: where to find one?

The most famous software and certainly the most used in the world is: fileZilla you can download free. (Il there are several versions for most operating systems).


How to connect to the FTP server

After downloading and installing the version of fileZilla compatible with your operating system. Run the program to connect to your server FTPThe application interface is the same on all operating systems (or has some minor differences).

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Get the login information from your web host (if this has not already been done when purchasing the accommodation). This information consists of the host name (Or server), a user name and a password for the FTP account, which you will successively enter on FileZilla.

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Once you are connectéyou can access the different folders of your WordPress installation. The folders generally used for sending files are either « public_html » ou « www » (Dance in most cases the installation folder is " public_html », Ask your web host if you are not sure).

Download the latest version of WordPress

It's easy, go to the official website of the French speaking WordPress community and then download the latest stable version of WordPress.

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Once you have downloaded the compressed file in the format .zip, unzip it to a folder of your choice on your computer. The uncompressed file contains a folder named "WordPress", open this folder. You will notice that there are multiple files as well as 3 folders available, exactly like in the screenshot below:

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Now, select all the contents of the WordPress folder, drag and drop to the folder « public_html », if this is the root folder on your web hosting account.

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You just have to wait for the sending to finish. And once that is done, try to log in again by typing your domain name into your browser's address bar, and you will notice that WordPress has been successfully sent to your server.

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Instructions to follow ...

Once you have typed in your domain name you will land on a welcome page which in fact happens to be the first step in theinstalling your WordPress website. Carefully read the instructions displayed, then click « C'left ", to continue.

Important: If you don't see this page and get an error message instead, try uploading (Upload) again the contents of your WordPress folders. This can happen when all the files required for installation are not online.


Connection to the database

On the second page, you will be asked to save the various connection information to your database (those provided by your web host). If you don't have this information, contact your web host or go to your cPanel to create a new database and possibly a new user.


Remark : make sure to create a username and password that are not easy to guess. You should therefore avoid usernames like: « user "Or « admin As well as passwords like " password ", "12345678 » et «Wordpress13 ».

If the connection is successful, you will be redirected to another page, otherwise an error message will appear. 

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Start the installation of WordPress

Now WordPress is able to connect to your database. For it to install, you must click on the button "Start the installation". Once it's done, WordPress will install. The procedure will take between 3 to 5 seconds (Yes, it's fast).

See also our guide on How to install a plugin in WordPress

First configuration

Ok ! It is done, WordPress is now installed on your server. However, you need to make some configurations and create an administrator (who will have all the privileges). 

The different fields speak for themselves, so you will have no trouble entering: the title of your blog, the administrator's username, his password and his email address. You may or may not ask search engines to index your blog (so that it appears among the search results)

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Once you're done, click "Install WordPress" to complete the installation. You will go to the login page. Enter the administrator login information and log in. 

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That's it, you now have your own blog WordPressyou can start writing articles and creating content. 

Would you like to learn how to become a professional blogger? So I invite you to read our articles on the blogging.

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Among its features, you will find among others: an iintuitive interface, tableaux based on the model of your data, tsortable, filterable and responsive, theupport of Google Maps and fromultilingue, aresponsive customer support, one muser manual, an iquick installation, et more

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Its main features are: the possibility to track open emails, clicks, subscriptions, and bounce rate, possibility to target your campaigns, management and pcampaigns, the support of 6 types of auto-responders, theunlimited reification of registration forms, an iuser-friendly interface, customization from the background, the psupport multilingual, t more.

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Other recommended resources

We also invite you to consult the resources below to go further in the grip and control of your website and blog.


Here ! That's it for this tutorial. Hope it allows you to install WordPress with FileZilla. Feel free to share the tip with your friends on your social networks.

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting our guide on the WordPress blog creation.

But, in the meantime, tell us about your Comments and suggestions in the dedicated section.


This article features 12 comments

  1. Hello! I wanted to use wordpress on a single page of my site so I put it in the folder where this page is located but nothing happens. So I wanted to know if it's possible or what should I do to make it work. Thank you

    1. Hello,
      Everything depends on the configurations you have made in terms of the organization of the files and the .htaccess (file). The ideal is to try to make a simple php file work. You can call it "index.php" and add "" in it. See if that displays anything on the browser. If so, then WordPress has a problem (certainly detailed in the error report). If not then the server is not correctly configured, where you are not accessing the correct address.

      Bonne chance.

  2. Hello,

    I followed all the steps to install wordpress with Filezilla but I can't find my domain on the internet to go to the next step… I tried to download everything again but the same thing is blocking…
    Can you help me please ?
    Thank you in advance !!! 🙂

  3. Hello, thank you for this very clear tutorial, however I was blocked from the start ... I downloaded Filezilla and I informed the host '' the username and password but when I click on connection I have an error message: Error: Connection interrupted after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: Unable to establish a connection to the server
    I tried to repeat the manipulation by disabling my window and avast firewall but still the same problem ... any idea where it could come from?
    Thank you!

  4. Hello !
    In fact I take charge of a site. It exists and it online. I need to download it to the computer that I will dedicate to the administration of this website. I installed WAMP on the computer: it works perfectly. The installation is empty of all information since I want to retrieve the pages and information that are already online in a public server. How do I install WordPress to tell it to take web pages that are already online and store them on my computer? If I am mistaken, I will overwrite the public site with empty pages. It would be a shame: - \ I hesitate before starting ... A little advice or feedback would be welcome. Well electronically, Bernard

  5. Thank you for this very clear tutorial. It's true that at the beginning Filezilla can seem complicated when you don't know anything about it.

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