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Install WordPress Manually On Free Webuzo CP

Uh no! It’s been weeks since my last post and I didn’t have time to update this blog. So here I am being online again bringing you another tutorial covering -still- about Webuzo free control panel. You can browse all articles about Webuzo here.

By reading this guide I assume you have Webuzo CP installed, up and running already. If you don’t, please refer to my previous articles:

  1. How to install Webuzo on Ubuntu VPS
  2. Basic Webuzo setup after fresh install

About WordPress: It is a well-known blogging platform as well as a CMS used by millions bloggers around the world. It has big and most active communities backed up with thousands of developers. WordPress is basically included and available within Webuzo package. But unfortunately, you can’t automatically install WordPress using Webuzo’s script installer unless you have Paid license (see pricing). However if your Webuzo install is really a fresh installation, then you can simply use Premium Trial License (free with full features for one month). Otherwise, or after the Premium one month trial license has ended, so you have to install WordPress manually and that this article is about.

Got it? Now let’s start with the tutorial..

– always replace x.x.x.x with your server’s IP address.
– click on image to view the larger version.

Step 1 – Open up your favorite web browser and login to Webuzo Enduser Panel at:

login webuzo cp

Step 2 – Leave your browser for a while and open up Putty then login to your server:

login putty

Step 3 – Once logged in, go to:

change webuzousername with the username you use to login to Webuzo cp which in my example is soft.

cd /home/webuzousername/public_html

logged in putty webuzo

Step 4 – Next, download WordPress package using wget:

wget --no-check-certificate

download wordpress webuzo

Step 5 – Extract the newly downloaded WP package with this command:

tar --strip-components=1 -zxvf latest.tar.gz

extract wordpress package

Once done, use ls command to check the extracted files and folders. It should look like this:

extracted wordpress

Do not also forget to set proper ownership of that directory:

## command:
## chown -R username:username /home/username/public_html
## example:
chown -R soft:soft /home/soft/public_html

Step 6 – Go back to Web Browser and open up Webuzo’s File Manager

webuzo file manager

then login to File Manager using the same Username and Password used to login to Webuzo CP.

login extxplorer webuzo

You will see something like this:

file manager wordpress webuzo

Step 7 – Next, rightclick on wp-config-sample.php and rename it to wp-config.php

rename wp-config

Step 8 – Now you can rightclick on the wp-config.php and choose Edit.

wp-config edit file

The File Editor window will appear. You can then edit any text just like in Notepad.

file editor wp-config

Step 9 – Go back to Webuzo main Control Panel page and click the Add Database icon:

add database webuzo

create new database. Give it a proper name you can easily remember.

create database webuzo

Step 10 – Go to Add User To Database tab, create new database user and password. Make sure you remember / noted down the password.

new database user

Step 11 – Once created, scroll down that page a bit and add the newly created database user to your database.

add user to database

Check mark the All option in the Privileges setting followed by clicking the Submit Changes button.

webuzo database privilege

Step 12 – Now go back to File Manager window and replace MySQL settings for your WordPress installation. Use the ones you’ve created (Database name, database username and password).

edit database settings wp

Step 13 – Next, scrolldown the page a little bit till you’ve found Authentication Unique Keys and Slat section which usually looks like this:

wp salt section

Go to
copy all the text you see there, copy it and use it to replace the one in File Editor. It should look like this:

edit wp salt keys

Step 14 – Once done, click the Save button in the top left corner so all changes can be saved.

save changes webuzo

Step 15 – Next, simply open up another web browser tab and proceed with usual WordPress installation procedure:

install wordpress manually webuzo

That’s all. I hope you enjoy it!

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Update: You can also watch the video to help you better understanding the process:


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