WordPress using Softaculous

WordPress using Softaculous

How to install WordPress using Softaculous

This article describes how to install WordPress using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

Installing WordPress

You can have a WordPress site up and running in minutes by using the Softaculous application installer in cPanel.

To install WordPress using Softaculous, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER section of the cPanel home screen, click any of the options under Categories. The Softaculous installer page appears.
  3. In the Search text box, type wordpress and then press Enter.
  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Protocol list box, select the protocol.
  6. In the Choose Domain list box, select the domain for installation, or accept the default value.
  7. In the In Directory text box, type the directory where you want to install the application, or accept the default value.
  8. In the Site Name text box, type the site name. By default, the site name appears in the title bar of users’ web browsers when they visit your site.
  9. In the Site Description text box, type the site description. By default, the site description also appears in the title bar of users’ web browsers when they visit your site.
  10. To enable the WordPress Multisite feature (also known as WordPress Multiuser or WPMU), select the check box.
  11. In the Admin Username text box, type the administrator username.
  12. In the Admin Password text box, type the administrator password.
  13. In the Admin Email text box, type the site administrator e-mail address.
  14. In the Select Language list box, select the default language for the application.
  15. To limit the number of login attempts, under Select Plugin(s), select the Limit Login Attempts check box.
  16. Click the Advanced Options icon icon to expand Advanced Options.
  17. In the Database Name text box, type the name of the database to create for the application, or accept the default value.
  18. In the Table Prefix text box, type the database table prefix, or accept the default value.
  19. If you do not want to receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available, select the Disable Update Notifications check box.
  20. To automatically update the application when updates are available, select the Auto Upgrade check box.
  21. To automatically update plugins when updates are available, select the Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins check box.
  22. To automatically update themes when updates are available, select the Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes check box.
  23. In the Backup Location list box, you can select a location to store application backups.
  24. In the Automated backups list box, you can select whether or not Softaculous makes periodic backups of your application.
  25. In the Backup Rotation list box, you can select how often Softaculous overwrites the oldest backup file with a new backup file.
  26. To receive site configuration information after the installation is complete, type an e-mail address in the Email installation details to text box.
  27. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the application’s configuration.
  28. More Information

    For more information about WordPress, please visit http://wordpress.org.

Blogs Available with Softaculous Installer

With the Softaculous installer, you’ll have a blog installed on your web site in minutes. Learn how to install some of the most popular blog applications here.

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Serendipity

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b2evolution

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LifeType

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Nucleus

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Textpattern

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Chyrp

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StatusNet

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Movable Type

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Nibbleblog

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Pixie

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PivotX

Learn how to install the PivotX blogging platform on your site using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

Dotclear

Learn how to install the Dotclear blogging platform on your site using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

PageCookery

Learn how to install the PageCookery microblogging platform using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

Storytlr

You can easily install the Storytlr microblogging platform using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

HTMLy

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Softaculous 1-Click Apps Installer

Installing applications on your web site is very easy with the Softaculous installer in cPanel. Learn how to use Softaculous to manage your applications, and browse popular application categories here.
Blogs

With Softaculous, you can get a blog on your web site up and running in minutes. These articles show you how.
Portals and CMS

You can use Softaculous to install a CMS (Content Management System) or portal on your web site. Browse these articles to learn more.
Forums

Softaculous offers several software packages for installing a forum on your web site. See these articles to learn more.
Image galleries

You can use Softaculous to install an image gallery application on your web site. These articles show you how.
Wikis

Using Softaculous, you can get a wiki up and running on your web site in minutes. Read these articles to learn more.
Social networking

You can use Softaculous to install a social networking platform on your web site. Browse these articles to learn more.
Ad management

With Softaculous, you can quickly install an ad management platform on your web site. Browse these articles to learn more.
Calendars

You can easily install a calendar application on your web site using Softaculous. Browse these articles to learn more.
Mail

Softaculous can install mailing applications such as phpList to simplify messaging for your web site.
Polls and analytics

You can use Softaculous to install a poll or analytics platform on your web site. Browse these articles to learn more.
Project management

Softaculous offers several project management applications that you can install on your web site. Browse these articles to learn more.
e-Commerce

Softaculous has numerous e-commerce platforms, such as shopping cart applications, that you can install on your web site.
CRMs

Learn how to install CRM (customer relationship management) solutions using Softaculous. These solutions are also known as ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications.
Customer support

You can install a customer support platform on your web site using Softaculous. Learn how here.
Frameworks

Softaculous supports installation of a number of application frameworks to facilitate web site development.
Education

You can use Softaculous to install educational applications.
File Management

Learn how to install a file management application using Softaculous.
Database tools

Softaculous includes several applications that you can use to manage your databases from a convenient web interface.
Video

You can use Softaculous to install several video sharing applications.
RSS

Softaculous includes several applications you can install to manage and display RSS feeds.
Miscellaneous applications

With hundreds of applications available for installation in Softaculous, some of them just don’t fit neatly into a category. Read about them here.
Managing your applications

After you install an application using Softaculous, you can back up and restore it, do updates, and more. This article shows you how to manage your installed applications in Softaculous.
Importing an application into Softaculous

You can import an existing software application into Softaculous, and this article shows you how.
Backing up a Softaculous application to Dropbox

You can quickly and easily configure Softaculous to store your site backups on Dropbox. Learn how in this article.
Backing up a Softaculous application to Google Drive

You can quickly and easily configure Softaculous to store your site backups on Google Drive. Learn how in this article.