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

In these cases, you will need to use an FTP client, which is software that simplifies sending files to a server by using the login information provided by the web host. This information is usually called "FTP codes".

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 a comment. But also, do not forget to share this tutorial with your friends on social networks.

FTP Client: where to find one?

The most known and certainly the most used software 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 FTP server. The interface of the application is the same on all operating systems (ou has some minor differences).

Retrieve login information from your web host (if this has not already been done when purchasing the accommodation). This information is composed of the name of the host (Or server), a username and password for the FTP account, which you enter successively on fileZilla.

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Once you are connectedyou can access the different folders of your WordPres installation. Folders typically used for sending files are either « public_html » ou « www » (In most cases the installation folder is' public_html », Ask your host if you are not sure).

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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 several files as well as 3 folders available, exactly as in the screenshot screenshot below:

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now, select all the contents of the WordPress folder, drag and drop to the folder « public_html », if it is the latter which is the root folder on your hosting account.

Remark : To select all files, you can do this combination on your keyboard "CTRL + A" On Windows or "Commage + A" On Mac Os.


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

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How to install your site / blog WordPress

Instructions to follow ...

Once you have typed your domain name, you will land on a welcome page which in fact, happens to be the first step of theInstalling your WordPress site. Read the displayed instructions carefully, then click « C'left ", to continue.

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


Connection to the database

On the second page, you will be asked to save the different login information to your database (those provided by your host). If you do not have this information, contact your 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 must avoid user names 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.

Start the installation of WordPress

now, WordPress is able to connect to your database. 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).

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 not have any trouble getting in: the title of your blog, the identifier of the administrator password and email address. You can ask or not search engines to index your blog (so that it appears among the search results).

Once you're done, click "Install WordPress » to complete the installation. You will access 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 now start writing your articles and creating content. Would you like to learn to become a professional blogger? So I invite you to read our articles on the blogging. And if you do not want to lose with all this technical part, then know that you can entrust us with the creation of your blog and save time.

Thank you for reading me, and I hope this tuto you will be useful. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of problems, or to share this tuto with your friends on social networks.

This article features 10 comments
  1. Hello,

    I have followed all the steps to install wordpress with Filezilla but I can not find my domain on the internet to go to the next step ... I have tried to retry everything but it blocks ...
    Can you help me please ?
    Thank you in advance !!! 🙂

  2. Hello, thank you for this tutorial very clear, but I'm stuck at the beginning ... I have downloaded FileZilla and I informed the host '' login and password, but when I click on connection I have an error message: Error: Connection interrupted after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: Unable to connect to server
    I tried to repeat the manipulation disabling my firewall and avast window but still the same problem ... a ca or idea can come?
    Thank you!

  3. Hello !
    In fact I take a site in charge. He exists and he online. I need to download it in 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 any information since I want to recover the pages and information that are already online in a public server. Like doing the installation of WordPress to tell him that he is going to take the web pages that are already online to store them in my computer? If I'm wrong, I'm going to crush the public site with empty pages. It would be a pity: - I hesitate before starting ... A little advice or feedback is welcome. Well electronically, Bernard

  4. Thank you for this tutorial very clear. It's true that in the beginning Filezilla can seem complicated when you do not know anything about it.

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