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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 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 questions, then feel free to post them in 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 and certainly the most used software in the world is: fileZilla you can download free. (Il 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 FTP. The interface of the application 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 is composed of the name of the host (Or server), a username and 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. Folders typically used for sending files are either « public_html » ou « www » (In most cases the installation folder is " public_html », Ask your web host if you are not sure).

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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 several files as well as 3 folders available, just like 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 web hosting account.


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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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 website. 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 web host). If you do not have this information, contact your web host or go to your cPanel to create a new database and possibly a new user.


Remark : be sure to create a username and password that are not easy to guess. So you should 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. 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 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).

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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.

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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. I hope it will allow 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 and suggestions in the dedicated section.


This article features 12 comments
  1. Hello! I wanted to use wordpress on one page of my site so I put it in the folder where this page is 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,
      It all depends on the configurations that you have made in terms of file organization and .htaccess (file). The ideal is to try to run a simple php file. You can call it "index.php" and add in "". See if this shows anything on the browser. If so, then WordPress has a problem (certainly detailed in the error report). If not then the server is not properly configured, where you do not go to the correct address.

      Bonne chance.

  2. 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 !!! 🙂

  3. Hello, thank you for this tutorial very clear, however I am blocked from the beginning ... I downloaded Filezilla and I filled the host '' the username and password but when I click on login I get an error message: Error: Connection broken after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: Can not 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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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