How do you prefer to install wordpress on your site?

by BradRich 30 replies
I have a couple sites where I went through the cpanel and fantastico to install wordpress. Thats the only way I know how to do it. I have heard that there are other ways of installing it that are supposed to be better. Is this true? How do you guys install it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    I just upload it through FTP, but my preference is to not install it at all.

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  • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
    I think install through cpanel & fantastico is a simple as it gets. I don't know why anyone would want to do it another way.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    There are other more complicated ways of doing it, but why go the complicated route when you can use Fantastico and do it the simple way. I always use Fantastico!
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  • Profile picture of the author hashbury
    You should do whatever is easier for you. I upload through ftp, and edit my own config file. Ive always been a more hands on type of guy. I also do some minor programming so this way is just easier for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucky Edo
    I install wordpress through fantastico and have never had any problems with that. This is IM world, you will hear different people say different things at different occasions, some maybe true while others untrue.
    Just stay focused or you'll loose it all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark R Carter
    Fantastico through cpanel is what works for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    I have a folder on my computer that has all the plugin and theme files in the wp-content folder. I find it much easier to upload that and install.

    And multisite is my new favorite friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Spoon
    I like to use Fantastico myself, actually that is the only way i was taught how to install it and it seems really easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivcan
    I use Fantastico, unless if I need some special security measures or if I have a custom WordPress edition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    What is a "custom WP edition"? (just curious)

    I always install WP manually: create DB, edit wp-cofing, upload files via FTP. But I am a control freak - I never give over the control of my sites to scripts.

    And, as somebody mentioned above, to be able to use the fantastic MultiSite feature in WP 3.x.x. you need to use FTP, so better start learning about it

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  • Profile picture of the author WilliamL
    I install my sites with Fanatastico, it works really quick. Not more than 2 minutes to have a new site...

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  • Profile picture of the author Bicycle Cat
    I use the proprietary site builder my webhost provides me. Easily done.

    However, installing WordPress with FTP, MySQL and what-not is not that hard, I've done this lots of times in the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Martin
    I have my own servers and so have shell access. I keep a folder on the server w/the latest version of WP, all my favorite plugins and themes.

    I wrote a script that copies everything to any new site I'm building. I can add a domain to my server, add the database and have a new site up w/all the plugins activated in a matter of 2-3 minutes.

    It's all the content that takes time
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Going against the grain, I use this installer created by a friend:
    Expert WordPress - Create A Blog

    That is a referral link as you can see on his page.

    The REASON that I use the installer is that when
    you do the "standard" install, your installation uses
    a lot of default setting. Since those settings are
    "defaults" if you don't go in and change them... and
    most people don't, the the world knows a lot of
    setting that make it easier to get into your blogs

    That installer also installs a number of pre-configured
    plug-ins, which are also already activated, but changed
    from many of the default setting.

    I have a ton of blogs as parts of mini-nets, etc. and
    needed the installer just to speed things up for my


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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    it all depends on what I want to do with the domain, but if I'm just going to use it for a blog, I'll install it on the root domain. However, if I want to collect leads, I would install it on a sub-folder. That way I can use the root domain as an index.html squeeze page or message board.
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  • Profile picture of the author Site87
    Fantastico through cPanel is super simple.
    I use dreamhost sometimes, and they have their own WP installation as well, which is very simple!

    But since I transfer sites a lot I also do FTP installation from time to time.

    My preferred method is Dreamhost's though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    i am not a techie type of blogger so I have not dared to look for a more complicated way to get a wordpress site. Fantastico all the way!

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  • Profile picture of the author unbrokenspirit
    fantastico is much less effort than manual, it's also avoiding any mistakes, in some occasion i used to spent 1 hour for one install, than some minutes in fantastico.
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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      I almost always use Fantastico, I know there are other ways to do it but it's what I'm used to.

      I'm not the biggest fan of the Wordpress CMS however, I think it is overrated
      'If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.' Vincent Van Gogh.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
        I used to install via Fantastico until I discovered the
        security risks of that method.

        I now only install manually by myself using FTP because
        I control every step of the process and eliminate all of
        the avoidable security risks.

        Sure, the manual installation takes a few minutes longer
        but the result is a more secure site and greater peace
        of mind.

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  • Profile picture of the author Summer1
    Originally Posted by BradRich View Post

    I have a couple sites where I went through the cpanel and fantastico to install wordpress. Thats the only way I know how to do it. I have heard that there are other ways of installing it that are supposed to be better. Is this true? How do you guys install it?
    To me, installing wp with fantastico is having more security risks, eventhough it is simple.

    The problem is, when you install wordpress with fantastico, it is automatically giving wrdp1_ (can't remember exactly) table prefix. It means all wordpress blogs that are on the net having these same table prefix for their database.

    The best is to install wp blog manually, and you can choose the more complicated table prefix.

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  • Profile picture of the author sitecrawler
    My favorite method is to use fantastico from my cpanel. In 30 secs you have a blog .
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  • Profile picture of the author techvic
    I prefer doing it with Filezilla through ftp. It's super fast and I can easily configure the wp-congfig.php file to something other than localhost.
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