Learn how to Install WordPress on Fedora 34 server or workstation edition
Preparing Your Fedora 34 Environment
Ensure a Stable Internet Connection
Update Fedora 34
sudo dnf update
Install LAMP Stack
sudo dnf install httpdOnce Apache is installed, start the service and enable it to start automatically on system boot:
sudo systemctl start httpd sudo systemctl enable httpdNext, we need to install MySQL to store WordPress data. Run the following command to install MySQL and its dependencies:
sudo dnf install mysql-serverStart the MySQL service and enable it to start on system boot:
sudo systemctl start mysqld sudo systemctl enable mysqldTo enhance the security and set a password for the MySQL root user, enter the following command: sudo mysql_secure_installation Lastly, let’s install PHP and its necessary modules:
sudo dnf install php php-mysqlnd php-gd php-xml php-mbstringDownloading and Setting up WordPress Now that we have our Fedora 34 environment ready, it’s time to download and set up WordPress.
wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gzOnce the download is complete, extract the contents of the package using the following command:
tar -xf latest.tar.gz
Configure Apache for WordPress
sudo mv wordpress /var/www/html/Next, assign proper ownership and permissions to the WordPress files:
sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/wordpress sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/wordpress
Create a MySQL Database for WordPress
sudo mysqlCreate a new database for WordPress:
CREATE DATABASE wordpress;Next, create a user and grant all privileges to the newly created database:
CREATE USER 'wordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpressuser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;WordPress Configuration Now, let’s configure WordPress with the necessary database details. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php:
cd /var/www/html/wordpress sudo mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.phpEdit the wp-config.php file and update the following lines with your MySQL database information:
define( 'DB_NAME', 'wordpress' ); define( 'DB_USER', 'wordpressuser' ); define( 'DB_PASSWORD', 'password' ); define( 'DB_HOST', 'localhost' );Save the file and exit the editor.
Finishing the WordPress Installation
Now that everything is set up and configured, let’s finish the WordPress installation through the web browser. In your favorite browser, navigate to http://example.com/wordpress. Replace example.com with your domain name. You will see the WordPress setup page. Choose your preferred language and click “Continue.” On the next screen, provide the website’s name, admin username, password, and email address. Click “Install WordPress” to proceed.
Once the installation is complete, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard using the admin username and password you specified.
You’ve successfully completed the steps outlined in this guide and now have WordPress up and running on your Fedora 34 system. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or a curious newcomer, the possibilities are endless. You can now design a stunning website or blog that reflects your unique voice and vision. With thousands of customizable themes and plugins available, the power to personalize is at your fingertips. Share your thoughts, ideas, and passions with the world. Remember to keep your WordPress core, themes, and plugins updated to ensure optimal performance and security. For more helpful guides and tutorial, please use the search feature available at the home page of this site.