Quick manual install of WordPress on Linux Mint.

This is just a quick run through.  I assume you have configured any vhosts and know your way around the command line.  It is written for a local install on Linux Mint.

cd to your working directory.
wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
tar xvzf latest.tar.gz
mv wordpress/* .

The file ownerships are likely to be wrong so.
chown username.groupname * -R

Now setup the database;

mysql -p
create database wordpress
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO “wordpressuser”@”localhost” IDENTIFIED BY “Uvh786sAx$”;
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Obviously change the directory, databasename, username and password to your own settings.

now go to the vhost/folder in your browser where you have saved your wordpress install to and click on create a configuration file.  fill in the details as per the mysql setup. Copy and paste the generated file into wp-config.php.

Follow the rest of the wizard.  That’s it.

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