Intall WordPress using Web Platform Installer (WPI)

Prerequisites:
  • If you already have MySQL installed you will need to know the 'root' users password to input during the WordPress install
Install Steps:
  1. On your server open Microsoft Web Platform Installer under Start, All Programs
  2. Enter WordPress in the search box and press the Enter key
  3. Click the Add button beside WordPress
  4. Click Install
  5. The next menu will show if you have MySQL installed or not
  6. If you do not have MySQL installed you will be asked to input the password you want to use for the 'root' user in MySQL (The root user is the MySQL administrator user)
  7. If you have MySQL already installed it will ask you to enter the 'root' users password
  8. Once you enter the password select Continue
  9. Next you will get a list of the components that will be installed along with WordPress in order for the application to function
  10. Click "I Accept" to begin the install
  11. The next step is to select the website where you want WordPress installed.
  12. Click the down arrow under Web Site: and select "New Web Site".
  13. Enter the Web Site Name you want to use
  14. Select the Physical path where you want the site folder (you will need to make a new folder for the site once you browse to the location, E.g. C:\Domains\domainname.com)
  15. Enter the site/domain name under Host Name (You can also select the IP address you want to use)
  16. Click Continue
  17. Select Yes to proceed with the install
  18. The next menu will show you whether the installs were completed successfully and also provide you with the MySQL database user credentials and database used for the site.  This information is added to the wp-config.php file under the root of the site.
  19. When you click Finish the site will load.  Make sure the Identity user for the application pool has permission to the site folder.  You will notice the application pool settings on the site shows “No Managed Code” and Classic.  WordPress runs on PHP so these settings are not used.
Now you can begin configuring your WordPress site.

Article ID: 356, Created On: 10/2/2012, Modified: 10/2/2012