WordPress 2.5 requires:
We're going to start with the STLLUG site, because it's simpler than the main SLUUG site.
Download the latest WordPress. You can get it from http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz, but you won't know what version you're getting. So you can see what versions are available at http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/ and download from there.
# cd /home/www/ # wget http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.5.tar.gz -O wordpress-2.5.tar.gz
Unpack the program:
# tar xfz wordpress-2.5.tar.gz # mv wordpress wordpress-2.5 # ln -sf wordpress-2.5 wordpress
Set ownership of the directory so Apache can use it:
# chown -R www-data:www-data .
Create the MySQL database (replace $WORDPRESS_MYSQL_USER with the real username, and $WORDPRESS_MYSQL_PWD with the real password):
# mysqladmin create wordpress # mysql GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO $WORDPRESS_MYSQL_USER@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '$WORDPRESS_MYSQL_PWD'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;
Tell WordPress about the database it will connect to.
# cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
Edit wp-config.php and change the following settings:
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); define('DB_USER', '$WORDPRESS_MYSQL_USER'); define('DB_PASSWORD', '$WORDPRESS_MYSQL_PWD'); define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
Remove some files that aren't needed after installing:
# rm license.txt readme.html wp-config-sample.php wp-admin/import*.php
Run the installation script by accessing http://dev.sluug.org/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php in a web browser.
Enter the weblog title ('Saint Louis GNU/Linux Users Group') and email address.
Record the admin password that is generated. It will be needed to log in to administer the application.
Log in as admin with the newly generated password.
Options / General
Weblog title: Saint Louis GNU/Linux Users Group Tagline: Open Systems, Open Standards, Open Source Weeks in the calendar should start on: Sunday
Options / Permalinks
There are several things that might be problematic trying to use WordPress as a CMS for general content (this is from version 1.5 or so – 2.5 has likely resolved them):