I happen to be someone who constantly installs and re-installs WordPress for this blog, to test plugins, and for clients. I found that the critically acclaimed “Famous 5-Minute Install” took just a bit too long for me. The process eats up quite a bit of time, especially if find yourself installing WordPress constantly. So to speed things up, I wrote a quick shell script that does just about all the work in just a few commands.
Things you’ll need:
- SSH Server Access
- SSH Client
If you need an SSH Client, on Windows machines I recommend PuTTY. It’s less than 1MB and doesn’t even need to be installed. If you are on Linux or Macintosh, you are fortunate enough to have a Terminal built right in. Now connect to your web server, login, and watch the video for the rest!
The Code From Video:
chmod 700 wpinstall.sh
Notice: The script location has been changed, use the one mentioned above. Not the one in the video.
That’s just about it. WordPress should have been installed into the directory you executed the command in. Then just follow the instructions WordPress provides in the web interface to configure your database’s username and password. Finally you should be prompted to pick a name for your Blog!
Links: WordPress.org | Official Install Steps
Video: Watch on Vimeo
Notice: Be warned, if you end up accidentally making an error which causes you to loose or damage the data on your server, we will not be held responsible. Use the steps provided here at your own risk. This was created for convince, but misuse can potentially cause issues. If you don’t know how to deal with SSH, we recommend using official instructions to be safe.
can i just make this also work for movable type? i am new to this, but i have been trying to install both to try them. will that work too if i open the file and change the url to the movable type download file?
I’ll post another screencast shortly for Movable Type :)