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To be able to manage WordPress installations on your web hosting account via WordPress Toolkit, they first need to be either imported (if you have any installations since earlier), or be installed directly via the tool. After accessing WordPress Toolkit via these instructions for the first time, you’ll see the following:
Below we will describe both you you install WordPress from scratch, and also you how you import installations you already have on the account.
Install WordPress from scratch
To create a brand new WordPress installation, begin by clicking the
A box will appear where you get to customise your new installation. WordPress Toolkit will randomise a few of the settings, but of course you can set them up as you wish.
The different settings imply the following:
- Installation path: The URL you want to be able to reach the installation via. Choose if you want to use http or https (we always recommend https), what domain should be used, and if the installation shall be installed in a subfolder on the domain. Of course you can install WordPress directly on the domain if you wish, just leave the text field empty. In the example above, WordPress will be installed on
- Website title: The title of your website. Set this to anything you want.
- Plugin/theme set: Here you may choose among a few preconfigured sets of plugins and themes for your installation. If you select a set in the dropdown menu you may see the content of that specific set by clicking the
ito the right of the list.
- Website language: The language for your new website.
- Version: Here you can specify what version of WordPress to install. If you don’t know that you need a certain version due to requirements from a theme or plugin, we recommend that you use the latest version.
- Username: The username for the admin account for the installation.
- Password: The password for your admin user. You can set a password on your own, or generate one automatically. If you select an autogenerated one, click the eye icon to see the password.
- Email: The email address for the admin user.
Under the headings Database and Automatic update settings you can do additional customisations of your installation. However, the default settings for those should suit most users and installations.
When you’re done with your settings, click the
Install button. WordPress Toolkit will now begin installation, and you’ll be able to follow the progress in the grey box by the bottom right.
Once the installation is complete, you’ll get a popup message telling you so. It’ll also offer you to install plugins and selecting a theme, however, this is optional.
When you’re done installing themes and plugins, your WordPress installation is ready to be used!
Import previous WordPress installations
If you’ve installed WordPress on your web hosting account previously (either via Softaculous or manually) and want to manage the installation via WordPress Toolkit, you may import those installations.
To import installations already available on your web hosting account, click the
Scan button in WordPress Toolkit.
Once the scan is completed, you’ll see all WordPress installations on your account in the list in the WordPress Toolkit interface.