How to Install WordPress 5 On Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 Using LAMP Stack

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182 Responses

  1. jayjay says:

    sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/ is not a good idea. You give executable status to ALL files.

  2. SUTAN says:

    Then update it with your database information under the MySQL settings section (refer to the highlighted boxes in the image below):

    I do not understand about this

    Sorry for bad English

    • Aaron Kili says:


      The screenshot is not actually included but all you need to do in that step is enter database connection settings. Check out the command section(dark blue).

  3. Leandri says:

    Followed all the steps but I am still seeing the Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page and not the WordPress welcome page. Any ideas?

  4. onir says:

    Good article, but there is some problem how to connect WordPress with MySQL and how data can be retrieved from MySQL to WordPress and vice versa ??

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Go the /var/www/html/ directory and rename existing wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then update it with your database information under the MySQL settings section. Refer to Step 5: Create WordPress Database.

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