How to install WordPress 3.8 on CentOS 6.5 linux

WordPress is a free, open source a content-management system (CMS) and blogging tool based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress has released new version 3.8 named Charlie Parker. In this release WordPress launched his theme Twenty Fourteen the most beautiful theme by WordPress yet. Click here to know more about this version of wordpress.

For this tutorial we assume that you already have LAMP setup on your system. If you do not have LAMP setup use below article to install it. Install Apache/PHP 5.5.7, MariaDB 5.5.34 on CentOS 6.5
Download WordPress Archive and Extract
Download WordPress archive file using wget command from CLI.

# cd /var/www/html
# wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Extract archive in document root of you domain and update permissions on files.

# tar xzf latest.tar.gz
# chown -R apache.apache wordpress
# chmod -R 755 wordpress

After extracting code we need to create a mysql database and user account for configuring WordPress. Use following set of command to do it

# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:

mysql> CREATE DATABASE wordpress;
mysql> GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* to 'wordpress'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
mysql> quit

Finish Installation using Web Installer

WordPress provides an web installer for easy to setup WordPress without editing files manually. After completing above steps just point your browser to your domain.


Open URL in Browser and Click on Create a configuration file.

Create Configuration file
Create Configuration file

Click on Let’s Go button.
Click on Let’s Go button.

Fill the database details and click “Submit“.
Fill the database details
Fill the database details

After submitting database details, click on “Run the Install“.
Creating WordPress Admin Login
Creating WordPress Admin Login
Creating WordPress Admin Login

After completing above step, You have installed WordPress successfully, Now you will get WordPress admin login screen like below.
WordPress Login Screen
WordPress Login Screen

Welcome to WordPress Dashboard.
Welcome to WordPress 3.8 Dashboard
Welcome to WordPress 3.8 Dashboard

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