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How to Install WordPress with Softaculous via DirectAdmin

Aug 18, 2021

How to Install WordPress with Softaculous via DirectAdmin

Follow these simple steps to install WordPress with Softaculous via DirectAdmin:


1. Log in to your DirectAdmin account. For instructions on how to log in to your DirectAdmin account, please click here.

Screenshot: DirectAdmin Login Screen


2. Scroll down to Softaculous Apps Installer, then click on the WordPress icon.

Screenshot: Softaculous Apps Installer Section of the Control Panel


3. This will open the Softaculous page for WordPress. Click the Install Now button.

Screenshot: Softaculous Page for WordPress


4. You will need to fill out the following details for your installation. Under Software Setup, select the domain that you wish to install WordPress on.

Screenshot: Software Setup Form with 'Choose Domain' Drop-Down List


5. Under Admin Account, you can set up your username and password to log into your WordPress backend. You should also enter an Admin Email to receive any updates. These details should be saved and kept somewhere safe.

Screenshot: Admin Account Form to Set Up Username and Password Login Details


6. The following settings are optional.

Under Site Settings, you can edit your site name and your site description.

Screenshot: Site Settings Form to Set Up Your Site Name and Site Description

Under Choose Language, you can select the language that you want WordPress to be installed in.

Screenshot: Choose Language Form to Select Language

Under Advanced Options, you can modify the name of the database that will be created.

Screenshot: Advanced Options Form to Choose the Name of the Database to Be Created for the Installation

Under Select Theme, you can select different themes to install for your website template.

Screenshot: Select Theme Options (This is optional. If not selected, the default theme will be installed.)


7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, then click the Install button.

Screenshot: 'Install' Button


8. Wait for the loading bar to finish.

Screenshot: Loading Bar (Note: This may take 3-4 minutes. Please do not leave this page until the progress bar reaches 100%.)


9. Once the installation is complete, it will give you a summary of the installation. It will specify the URL where WordPress was installed and the WordPress Admin Login URL.

Screenshot: Installation Summary Page
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