WordPress toolkit is an extension available in Plesk Panel. It provides one click installation, easy updation of WordPress, themes and plugins. Also provide migration features of data and database from one WordPress domain to another WordPress domain.
In this article, we are going to learn about how we can use WordPress Toolkit to setup the domain for WordPress.
To create a WordPress based website, first you need to login to Plesk Panel and setup a domain. If need any help with this, click here.
Now, after domain set-up is complete. Go to WordPress and click install.
Here you can:
- Install the latest version of WordPress with the default settings by clicking Install.
- Change the default settings (including the desired WordPress version, the database name,the automatic update settings, and more).
Installation Path : It would be the name of the domain which you want to set-up with WordPress.
Version : You can change the version of WordPress for the domain.
Username : The username will be used to login the Admin Panel of WordPress.
Password : The Password for the admin user of WordPress Admin Panel for the domain.
Email : All the alerts related to domain will go to the email.
If you want, you can change the same, simply by removing the existing name with your requirements..
Database Name : The database which you want to associate with the domain.
Table Prefix : The first name of each table present, will be added in database.
Database User Name : Associated user to the database to access the same.
Database User Password : Password for the DB user to provide security.
If you want to enable automatic backup at the time of setting up the domain for WordPress,as shown below-
Once the Automatic Update Setting is done, click Install.
- Adding Existing WordPress Installations to WordPress Toolkit
All WordPress installations added using the WordPress Toolkit or through the Applications page appear in WordPress Toolkit automatically; those installed manually need to be attached to WordPress Toolkit. If you have upgraded from an earlier version of Plesk and you used WordPress, we recommend that you attach all existing WordPress installations to WordPress Toolkit.
To attach WordPress installations to WordPress Toolkit:
- Go to WordPress.
- Click Scan.
The WordPress installation was attached and is now shown in the list of existing WordPress installations in WordPress.
- Importing WordPress Installations
You can use the “Web Site Migration” feature to migrate WordPress websites owned by you but hosted elsewhere to Plesk. When you migrate a WordPress website, Plesk copies all its files and the database to your server. Once a website has been migrated, you can manage it using WordPress Toolkit.
To migrate an existing WordPress website, follow the instructions here.