Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wordpress installation on Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

Well as you can tell, I managed to install wordpress on Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.

Fairly easy with the repository version.
# sudo apt-get install wordpress

# sudo cp /usr/share/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php /etc/wordpress/

Create a MYSQL db and username. ( mysqladmin or other favorite db tool)

Edit the config file and specify the db and username created:
# sudo nano /etc/wordpress/

** Note:  I had a config issue ( wp-settings.php not found ) and needed to change the sample to specify the absolute path

Change line from:
define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');

define('ABSPATH', '/usr/share/wordpress/');

Configure apache virtual path ( created a new file: /etc/apache2/conf.d/wordpress ):
Alias /wordpress /usr/share/wordpress

<Directory /usr/share/wordpress>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride Limit Options FileInfo

Whoila. Hit http://www.yoursitename/wordpress and away you go.

The version in the repo is 2.3.3 and there is a newer one available from  For now, Im content running what I have. ;)

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