How To Install WordPress On Ubuntu 14.04

If you have not already setup a database, follow the link above for instructions. Otherwise, log in to phpmyadmin and setup a database for the wordpress install.

cd ~


extract the files:

tar xzvf latest.tar.gz

thi will create a directory called wordpress in the home directory.

sudo apt-get install php5-gd libssh2-php
cd ~/wordpress
cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
nano wp-config.php

fille in the values for ‘DB_NAME', ‘DB_USER' and ‘DB_PASSORD'

After you close the file, copy the files to the document root:

sudo rsync -avP ~/wordpress/ /var/www/html/

… or create another directory after /html/ to copy files to a subdirectory. Example:

sudo mkdir /var/www/html/home


sudo rsync -avP ~/wordpress/ /var/www/html/home/

move into the directory:

cd /var/www/html/home

change ownership properties, where user below is the user:

sudo chown -R user:www-data *

manually create the uploads folder beneath the wp-content directory:

mkdir /var/www/html/home/wp-content/uploads
sudo chown -R :www-data /var/www/html/home/wp-content/uploads

Now you can complete the installation by going to the ip address of the install…


After wordpress is installed, we modify apache to allow URL rewrites:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

here we set the ServerName and create a directory section where we allow overrides:

<VirtualHost *:80>
      ServerAdmin [email protected]
      DocumentRoot /var/www/html
      ServerName server_domain_name_or_IP
      <Directory /var/www/html/>
             AllowOverride All
. . .
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo service apache2 restart

create an .htaccess file:

touch /var/www/html/home/.htaccess
sudo chown :www-data /var/www/html/home/.htaccess
chmod 664 /var/www/html/home/.htaccess

Now in wordpress settings, we can got to ‘Settngs' > ‘Permalinks' and choose settings as necessary

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