Install WordPress 3.5 ‘Elvin’ On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13

Posted: January 25, 2013 in OpenSource
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WordPress-3.5WordPress has been updated to version 3.5 having this codename ‘Elvin‘ in honor of Elvin Jones (drummer). This new version comes with a new media manager and Retina support. Users of WordPress will have a new experience when uploading images and creating galleries thanks to the new image uploader.

WordPress 3.5 comes also with various tweaks and a new default theme (Twenty Twelve). You can find full features here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install this blogging and CMS platform under the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older
  • Any other Ubuntu-based System

  1. Requirements

To be able to install WordPress 3.5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, we need to install a web server (Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc.). If you are following my previous tutorials, you will notice that I prefer to use the LAMP server, you can find here detailed instructions for installing it.

   2. Creating A MySQL Database For WordPress

For GUI mode, I recommend that you use phpMyAdmin to create a MySQL database and user for WordPress. For CLI mode, you can run this sequence of commands (change text in red to reflect your own database configuration):

## Connect to MySQL Server & Enter Password (if any or leave blank)## 
mysql -u root -p
Enter password:

## Creating New User for WordPress Database ##
CREATE USER wordpress@localhost IDENTIFIED BY "12345";

## Create New Database ##
create database wordpress;

## Grant Privileges to Database ##
GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* TO wordpress@localhost;

## FLUSH privileges ##

## Exit ##

The commands above will create these details:

  1. Hostname: localhost
  2. Database: wordpress
  3. Database User: wordpress
  4. Database User Password: 12345

3. WordPress 3.5 Installation

Via the terminal, download and move the WordPress folder to /var/www/ with these commands:

cd /tmp

wget -c

sudo unzip -q -d /var/www/

sudo chmod 777 -R /var/www/wordpress

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Open now this link to start the web-based installation:


NOTE: You can replace localhost with your server IP address.

In the first page, click Create a Configuration File:

Then follow setup instructions:

wordpress-setup-2 wordpress-setup-3 wordpress-setup-4 wordpress-setup-5 wordpress-setup-6 wordpress-setup-7 wordpress-setup-8
That’s it!
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