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Create a personal blog with WordPress - Part I

"Start blogging today"


WordPress is a free, open-source personal publishing system that allows you to easily create a complex blog, or web log, on your site. Written in PHP and supported by a MySQL database, WordPress offers intuitive administrative tools and sophisticated design features that make it easy to develop and integrate a personal or professional blog on your site.Below's taken from the official WordPress site: WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. (Taken from the official WordPress website, to see the completed introduction, please visit http://wordpress.org/about/) Enough of the words and let's get started.

Create a database for WordPress in phpMyAdmin

Prior to installing WordPress, we need to create a new database for it and we will use phpMyAdmin to create the database so install phpMyAdmin App if you do not have it running on your NAS yet. To install phpMyAdm in your QNAP Turbo NAS, please use the “admin” account to login. Go to “Main Menu” > “App Center” > “Utilities”. You can find the phpMyadmin App, and Click the “+Add to QTS” button.

After installing phpMyAdmin, just Click the phpMyAdmin App on desktop and enter the user name and password to login (default username and password is root/admin). You can also select your preferred language.

Once in, enter the database name “wordpress” in the field says “Create new database” and choose a default encoding language you prefer (UTF-8 for best compatibility) then click on “Create” button. That” s it you may now proceed to step

Install WordPress

To install WordPress in your QNAP Turbo NAS, please use the “admin” account to login. Go to “Main Menu” > “App Center” > “Content Management”. You can find the WordPress App, and Click the “+Add to QTS” button.

After installing WordPress successfully, you can see the WordPress App on your desktop, then click it to proceed to next setp.

Start the WordPress web-based Installation

If this is your first time installing WordPress, you will see the message below after clicking WordPress App on desktop. Just click on “Create a Configuration File” to go to the next step.

From the previous step we've gathered database information for installing WordPress, simply click on the button “Let's go!” to go to the next step.

Enter the information for your MySQL database server and click on the “Submit” button.

Click on “Run the install” button to start the WordPress installation.

Next type in your blog title for your first blog and your email address. The checkbox underneath is to specify whether or not you wish your blog to appear in the search results of Google or Technorati. Now it looks like we've got all the details required to start the installation. Click on “Install WordPress” to start the actual installation.

Upon successful installation you should arrive this page as shown below. Next, we can log in to WordPress by clicking on “Log In”.

Input the username "admin" and the password you've just created then click on “Login In” button.

Once in your will be first taken to the administration backend where most of the settings and the configurations can be changed and made there.

After that you may click on the link above that says “View site” (where the red arrow's pointing to) to go to the public frontend.

Release date: 2013-04-28
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