Category: How To: Install Wordpress in InterWorx

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For those of you that just want no-fuss, head over here to learn how configure Simple Scripts.

For a little more control over your installation follow this tutorial and mind the few prerequisites:

A.) If you have NodeWorx access, make sure PHP scripts are running as the SiteWorx user rather than apache.
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B.) I like to grab my WordPress through SSH because it’s a little quicker than fussing with FTP. If you have NodeWorx access, give your SiteWorx user shell access.
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1.) Setting up the Database:

  • Log in to the SiteWorx account where you’d like to put your new WordPress Install.
  • Locate Hosting Features -> MySQL -> Databases in the menu.
Small SiteWorx Menu

Small SiteWorx Menu

Note: SiteWorx will automatically append the unix username of the SiteWorx account to whatever you type in the box.  Make it short and sweet.

SiteWorx add database screen

2.) Downloading / Extracting WordPress through shell:

  • Log in to your server: (Make sure you’ve done both A and B from above).


  • Navigate to the domain where you want to install WordPress:

cd /home/melvin/

  • Download the latest WordPress:

tar xfz latest.tar.gz

  • Untar the package with xfz (-x: extract, -f: use archive file, -z: unzip).

tar xfz latest.tar.gz

  • The archive extracts you a folder called wordpress. We want all of these files up and out of that folder. Let’s move them up out of their folder into our current directory.

mv wordpress/* ./

  • Now we can delete that empty wordpress folder.

rmdir ./wordpress/

3.) Let WordPress handle the rest:

  • Make sure you created your database in Step 1
  • Open up (The URL where you installed WP)
  • Follow through WordPress’s prompts:

WordPress guided setup.

Success!  Now you’ve got WordPress!


Nov 14, 2013, 5:32 pmBy: InterWorx
How To: Install Wordpress in InterWorx
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