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Install WordPress on Windows IIS server Part 3

Download wordpress

Extract the zip file to a suitable folder where you want the website to run from e.g. d:\data\intranet

Setup an IIS website and point to this folder. See video for instructions on setting up an IIS website

Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php

You will then have a wordpress web folder that looks like this…

wordpress folder

Open up the MySQL command prompt and run each of the following commands:

CREATE USER ‘wpuser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘MyPassword’;
SET PASSWORD FOR ‘wpuser’@’localhost’ = OLD_PASSWORD(‘MyPassword’);
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wp.* TO ‘wpuser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘MyPassword’;

Now edit wp-config.php with notepad and enter the database name, username, password and host details you just created.

Configure dns or your hosts file to point to the server for the website name

Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in your favorite web browser

Now in your webbrowser you can go to your new wordpress website.

Next I’ll cover installing add-ins and configuring wordpress for an intranet.