How to Install WordPress Using the WordPress Toolkit in Plesk 12

This article explains how to install/configure WordPress using Plesk 12's WordPress Toolkit.

For an updated KB article for Plesk Onyx you can go to the link below:

How To Install WordPress Using the WordPress Toolkit in Plesk Onyx
Please note: This article is intended for dedicated server clients. If you are on a shared server and would like to have WordPress installed you can submit a ticket to the support department or you can follow this KB article on How to Install WordPress on a Plesk Server
For the purposes of this article we will be using Plesk 12 in a Linux environment, the process applies to our Windows hosting platform as well.
  1. Log into your Plesk Control Panel.
  2. On the right side menu under the Websites & Domains tab, select WordPress to access the WordPress toolkit

  3. On the WordPress Installation screen select Install.

    From this menu you can see several options that will allow you to check specific features in WordPress, but for the purposes of this KB article we are just installing a WordPress site.
  4. On the Applications screen select the drop down where it says Install this free app on a site and select Install (Custom)

  5. Accept the terms of license agreement and click Next
  6. On the Installation of WordPress screen you will be given a series of options the steps below are the preferred options when using this toolkit.
    1. Remove WordPress if you want to install WordPress in the root directory. If you do not want to install WordPress in the root direct you can simply leave WordPress.
    2. Create an administrative user. When a member of our support team installs WordPress for you, Support  is added as an administrative user with a random password so we can assist you with technical issues on your site by logging in via your Control Panel. For security reasons we recommend that you don't use admin as your administrative user when you create an administrative account. 
    3. Supply your site Administrator's email
    4. You can use the existing database name or change it if you prefer.
    5. (Optional) Create database table prefixes, this would be beneficial if you are planning on creating a WordPress multisite install. At the time of writing, a bug in Plesk creates a random prefix despite what you may type in this field.
    6. Create your database user.
    7. Get a random password of at least 8 characters in length. Enter your database password, this should be different than your WordPress administrator account password then re-type it in the Confirm password dialog box.
    8. Click Install.

  7. WordPress will be installed in the directory you specified and you can access the site by clicking the Login link to access the administrator backend to start using WordPress if the site's DNS points to the server's IP address. If not, see How to Modify Your Hosts File so You Can Work on a Site That Is Not Yet Live.


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