Install WordPress yourself [Anleitung von 2021]

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To install WordPress you will need..

  • A hoster, which gives you storage space. I recommend All-Inclusive* because I haven’t been able to find a catch in over 10 years of working together. Here are the relevant instructions.
  • One domain – this is your name on the internet, eg You order the domain from your hoster – here are instructions to find the perfect domain.
  • One Database – this saves all content and settings of your website. Your hoster also provides a MySQL database.
  • A FTP access to the server so you can upload the files. You will get the access data from your hoster.
  • the WordPress files, which we will download in the first step.

Well then, let’s go!

Step 1: Download WordPress

First, download the WordPress installation files from

Or just use this direct link:

Shortly thereafter, you will find the WordPress installation file (a ZIP file) in the Downloads folder on your computer.

Step 2: Unzip WordPress

Then unzip the ZIP file in your Downloads folder.

At the Mac submit double click on the file to unpack it.

Under Windows right click on the file and select “extract all”. Then follow the wizard’s instructions to unzip the files.

You now have an “unzipped” folder with WordPress on your computer, which should look like this:

Installing WordPress yourself: the WordPress files

Step 3: Upload WordPress via FTP

Next you need to upload this folder to your web server. This is done with the help of FileZilla, a free FTP program.

Download FileZilla from You need that FileZilla Client.

Install WordPress yourself: the FileZilla Client

Then start FileZilla.

Notice: the following screenshots are from the Mac, but the program looks and works exactly the same on Windows.

This is what FileZilla looks like right after launch:

Install WordPress yourself: Filezilla

On the left you can see the files and folders from your local computer, on the right those from your web server.

But wait, isn’t there anything yet?

Because first you have to log in via FTP(S) to your web server associate.

You need the following data from your hoster*:

  • the name of the web server
  • the FTP username
  • the appropriate password

You usually received this information when you booked the web package or you can create it yourself in the hosting provider’s dashboard. You can find more information in this article from me.

Enter the information in the QuickConnect bar in FileZilla. Select “21” as port.

Install WordPress yourself: Filezilla Quick Connect Bar

Select “Quickconnect” and shortly thereafter your web server’s folders will appear in the right panel.

Navigate to the directory where you want to install WordPress. This varies depending on the hoster – either you landed directly in this folder after logging in, or it is /var/www// or something similar.

the Online help or a short email to your provider will help you here.

Install WordPress yourself: Filezilla and files on the web server

Next, select all WordPress files, right click and choose “Upload”.

Install WordPress yourself: Filezilla upload from WordPress

Now is the time for a short coffe break came. Because WordPress consists of over 1,800 files and almost 200 folders. Depending on your internet connection, it may therefore take some time for the files to be copied from your computer to the server.

you see the progress in the bottom panel of FileZilla.

Install WordPress yourself: Filezilla upload progress

Step 4: Create WordPress database

WordPress also needs a database to store your site’s pages and blog posts, settings, etc.

the access to the database consists

  • a database server (usually “localhost”; i.e. the web server itself)
  • a MySQL username
  • a matching password

You can get this information from your hosting provider or you can create a new database directly in the provider’s dashboard.

Step 5: The WordPress 5 Minute Installation

Once all files have been uploaded, open your domain in the browser – you will then be greeted by the WordPress installer:

Install WordPress yourself: WordPress Installer - Welcome

After clicking on “Let’s go”, enter the data of your database created above. choose another table prefix, which creates a little more security (e.g. wp_yourdomain_).

Install WordPress yourself: WordPress Installer - Database information

After clicking on “Send”, the WordPress installer checks whether the connection to the database works:

Install WordPress yourself: WordPress Installer - Database connection successful

A bold click on “Perform installation” starts the installation – which only takes a few seconds.

Then fill out the information in the following form:

  • the title of your website should express what can be found on your website. This can be your name or that of your business. You can change this at any time in the WordPress dashboard under Settings > General.
  • the User name should not be “admin” – e.g. choose your first name and use only lower case
  • forgive one long, strong password or just use the suggested one. Be sure to save the password in your password safe.
  • give your E-mail address on. WordPress sends important information about your website to this address (e.g. automatic security updates)
  • check the box “Visibility for search engines”. This prevents Google and other search engines from indexing your site while you’re still working on it. You can change this setting at any time.

Install WordPress yourself: WordPress Installer - 5 minute installation

After a click on “Install WordPress” WordPress is completely installed.

That was quick, wasn’t it?

Install WordPress yourself: WordPress Installer - Successful installation

If you select “Login” you can log in to the WordPress dashboard with the chosen username and password.

In the future, you can reach the WordPress dashboard by /wp-admin/ append to your domain (for WrightPres-Administration). For example

First steps after installation

Congratulations! You just installed WordPress!

In order to run your WordPress installation professionally and securely, the next step is to implement the checklist for WordPress beginners.

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Frequently asked questions about installing WordPress

To be able to install WordPress on your PC or Mac, you need a web server and a database. The MAMP project provides you with the necessary software.

If possible, you should install WordPress directly in the root folder (DOCUMENT_ROOT) of the web server and not in a subfolder.

Ie. when you call up your website, it can be reached at and not at

The hosting package must support at least one database and preferably SSL encryption. Do not use cheap hoster or your WordPress website will run very slowly. My recommendation is

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