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

  1. Login into Plesk via the Conetix Control Panel:
  2. Once in Plesk access the WordPress Toolkit by Clicking on WordPress on the left-hand side of the screen:
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  3. In the WordPress Toolkit at the top there will be a number of options/action you can do, the first one being Install. Click on Install.
  4. From the left side of the screen the WordPress installation Options menu will appear.


This section covers the install path, the Website Title, the plugins and theme sets and the Website language and version.

  1. Ensure that the install path is correct, if you had a sub-domain set up you will havee the option to choose it if not it will be grayed out. This is where WordPress is going to be installed.
    • The Installation Directory, will be Blank unless WordPress already exisit under the cosen domain. If you are wanting to re-installed WordPress clean teh box and you will be askd to confirm that you want to reinstall WordPress.
  2. Set the Website title to your company name/ domain name, or if it’s a testing/staging site name it accordingly.
  3. For the Plugin/theme set, Website Language and Version sections they can be left as default.
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WordPress Administrator

Here you will be creating the Username and Password for the WordPress Admin which is used to log in to the site.

  1. Change the Username to best suit your needs.
  2. For the password, clicking generate will create a secure password that passes Plesk security policy.
  3. The email field is automatically filled by the email used for the customer account, however, you can adjust this if necessary.
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This is where you create the Database that will be used for the website.

  1. When naming the database Conetix recommends using ‘youdomainname_db’ naming convention.
  2. The table prefix doesn’t need to be changed.
  3. When creating the Database username Conetix recommends using ‘youdomainname_dbusr’ naming convention.
  4. Clicking “Generate” will create a secure password for your database user.
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Automatic Update Settings

Finally, you can choose whether you want to have minor, major or no updates applied to the Core, plugins or theme.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
installing wordpress using the wordpress toolkit
  • 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”.
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