This article aims to guide you through installing WordPress via the Plesk WordPress Toolkit. Installing WordPress is something you may do weekly, the Plesk WordPress Toolkit makes this task quick and easy.
Logging into Plesk
- Login into Plesk via the Conetix Control Panel:
VPS Customers can sign in to their VPS directly:
VPS Customers should navigate to the domain or subdomain they wish to install the WordPress instance to:
- Click on Install WordPress under the domain name:
a. If your view looks different, click the “Change View” button and select Active List from the dropdown:
- An ‘Install WordPress’ window will appear from the left side of the screen with the following sections: General, WordPress Administrator, Database and Automatic Update Settings.
The steps needed to take to fill out the required information for each section is as follows:
This section covers the install path, the Website Title in the Toolkit, the plugins and theme sets and the Website language and version.
- Ensure that the install path is correct as this is where WordPress is going to be installed.
- You will want to leave the text box on the far right as the given option unless you want the install folder to have a specific name
- Set the Website title to your company name/ domain name, or if it’s a testing/staging site name it accordingly.
- You can select a Set of plugins/themes if you have created one prior.
- Select the language the WordPress instance will use.
- Ensure you use the latest version of WordPress as older versions of WordPress will contain security flaws.
Here you will be creating the Username and Password for the WordPress Admin which is used to log in to the site from the Toolkit.
- Change the Username to best suit your needs.
- For the password, clicking generate will create a secure password that passes Plesk security policy.
- The email field is automatically filled by the email used for the customer account, however, you can adjust this if necessary.
This is where you create the Database that will be used for the website.
- When naming the database Conetix recommends using ‘youdomainname_db’ naming convention.
- The table prefix doesn’t need to be changed.
- When creating the Database username Conetix recommends using ‘youdomainname_usr’ naming convention.
- Clicking “Generate” will create a secure password for your database user.
Automatic Update Settings
Finally, you can choose whether you want to have minor, major or no updates applied to the Core, plugins or theme.
- WordPress Minor updates are selected by default, however, you can change this to include all updates (Major and Minor) or disable auto-updates entirely.
- However, Major updates to the WordPress Core can cause plugins/theme to break, and disabling all updates can leave WordPress vulnerable in the future.
- Conetix recommended having Minor updates enabled
- You can also enable auto-updates for plugins and themes,
- However, it is suggested that these options are disabled as it is possible for the website to be visually different and for functions based around plugins to stop working.
- Before you begin the installation, check that all information falls in line with YOUR domain’s details and any steps Conetix recommends taking is followed.
- Click “Install”.