Installing the WordPress Quick Start package in your WordPress Development is a really simple process. The first thing that you have to do download the correct package that contains the required files. To do head to the WordPress download section and select your preferred theme. What you are going to see is a page of a few packages available to download. This case calls for these 4 types of these packages:
Quick Start Pack – Has only the theme files to be used on existing WordPress pages
Child Theme – Has a complete WordPress installation with the demo content just like our demo
Plugins – Has all used plugins in our WordPress Theme?
Documentation – Has detailed documentation about our WordPress theme package
The first is to click on the link for the Quick Start package then wait for a couple of minutes for the files to download. After unzipping you will get four zip files. You unzip ‘[theme-name]_wp_quickstart_package.zip’ and install it. The folder is now filled with all the files you need to install WordPress. After that, you will have to upload all the files and folders. These files are accessed inside the extracted Quick Start folder. Transfer them to the preferred install location on your host’s server via FTP.
If WordPress is not intended to be the main FrontPage of your site, it could be a subdirectory or the server root. For locally developed websites, you can move the files directly to your local host’s directory. When you are uploading all the files, open your browser and navigate to the same location on your website.
The next step is moving the directory content into your browsers and starts the installation process. As a WordPress Developer, you will receive a notification from the initial WordPress installation screen of the unavailability of the configuration file. Don’t despair or lose heart as this is normal. At the initial point, configuration files are not normally there. What you will have to do is click the Create Configuration File button and create it. This is an easy process that doesn’t take much of your time and you can do it quickly and go back to your busy schedule. After that, you can move to the next step which is the third one.
You should configure the wp-config.php file since it doesn’t exist. To do this, just click the button and the browser will take you to the installation process and get started with the database screen. Now, create a new database for your website using Database Manager in Hosting controls. Just read hosting user guides, if you are not familiar with how to create a database.
Insert the WordPress database connection details using the local host and type the username and password. You should know that a local host environment plays a great role in the WordPress workflow. It is impossible to run WordPress Locally on PC/Windows without it. The easiest way to do this is to set up XAMPP on your Windows machine. When installed, running it will be seamless and it will save you a lot of time running WordPress locally. When you are through with that, open your web browser and access the uploaded folder Quick Start Package and enter the installer.php.
You will be prompted by WordPress to enter the database name, user, password, host and table prefix. Fill in this information in and submit the form. If the entered data is correct, you can move to the next step. If everything is done properly, it will tell you “Run the installer with these settings?” just click the button “Yes” to allow the server to a connection so that the data will be found. If not, you will have to refer again to step 2 of these tutorials.
The sixth step is to run the installation and edit the required information. This step allows you to check your credentials to confirm that everything is A-Okay. Check Site Info and URL. You can also define a new username and password for the administrator account.
The installation process is now complete and you have finished removing important data. You can click to ‘Site Login’ to see how your website looks like.
Congratulations, you have now installed your Quick Start package. Now test your site, clear security files or see error report if any.