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How To Install WordPress in Control Panel

WordPress is a free content management system that you can install via your cPanel (Control Panel) Softaculous InstallerSoftaculous is a cPanel feature where open-source web applications like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, among others, can be installed so that websites can be managed virtually. The website needs to be installed first so that it can be managed via cPanel.

IMPORTANT: The domain or subdomain where WordPress will be installed should already be in the cPanel. Follow these links on how to add an addon domain and subdomain in cPanel.


Follow the steps below on how to install WordPress with Softaculous.

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Click the Softaculous Apps Installer icon found under Software menu.

    Screenshot of VD WordPress Softaculous Icon in cPanel

  3. Hover your cursor over WordPress.

    Screenshot of VD WordPress Logo

  4. Click Install.

    Screenshot of VD WordPress Install Button

  5. Customise the settings for your WordPress Site. Take note of the important fields below that need to be configured. You may consult your web developer on what to put for the rest of the boxes. If you are unsure of the specifications, you can leave them as it is. Other fields can be configured after installation via the WordPress admin page.
    • Choose Installation URL – Click the drop-down menu to choose the domain where WordPress will be installed. Click each tooltip on the corresponding boxes that you are editing to get more details about each field.

      NOTE: Make sure to leave the In Directory field blank to avoid the website having a URL of http://selectdomain.here/wp instead of just http://selectdomain.here similar to the example shown in the screenshot below.

    • Admin Account – Enter your preferred Admin Username and Admin Password to log in to WordPress admin page. Change the Admin Email if needed. This is where the notifications regarding your website go.

      Screenshot of VD WordPress Software Setup Details

  6. Click Install.

    Screenshot of VD WordPress Softaculous Install Button

  7. Wait for the installation to complete.

    Screenshot of VD WordPress Softaculous Installation Progress Bar

    A message shown in the screenshot below will appear once the installation is completed. You can now start editing the website by accessing the WordPress dashboard with the link provided on the same page or by following the instructions on how to access admin pages.

    Screenshot of VD WordPress Softaculous Installation Successful



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