Published December 15, 2018 by

Install and Configure Latest WordPress in Ubuntu using Shell Script

WordPress is a powerful, free and open-source, highly pluggable and customizable CMS that is being used by millions around the world to run blogs and fully functional websites.

In this tutorial, we install and configure the latest WordPress using run single shell script on Ubuntu LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, PhpMyAdmin) stack.

This Script will be working on all Ubuntu versions.

What this script does:

  1. Install Apache Web server
  2. Install PHP
  3. Install MySQL
  4. Install latest Wordpress
  5. Configure Wordpress with Apache
  6. Configure Wordpress with MySql
  7. Install PhpMyAdmin

For Install Wordpress Create a Wordpress.sh file
 sudo vim Wordpress.sh  

Insert Below script in Wordpress.sh file and save. 
 #!/bin/bash  
   
 #######################################  
 # Bash script to install WordPress on ubuntu  
 # Author: Subhash (serverkaka.com)  
   
 ## Check if running as root  
 if [ "$(id -u)" != "0" ]; then  
   echo "This script must be run as root" 1>&2  
   exit 1  
 fi  
   
 ## check Current directory  
 pwd=$(pwd)  
   
 ## Ask value for mysql root password   
 read -p 'wordpress_db_name [wp_db]: ' wordpress_db_name  
 read -p 'db_root_password [only-alphanumeric]: ' db_root_password  
 echo  
   
 ## Update system  
 apt-get update -y  
   
 ## Install Apache  
 sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-utils -y  
 systemctl start apache2  
 systemctl enable apache2  
   
 ## Install PHP  
 apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql -y  
   
 ## Install MySQL database server  
 export DEBIAN_FRONTEND="noninteractive"  
 debconf-set-selections <<< "mysql-server mysql-server/root_password password $db_root_password"  
 debconf-set-selections <<< "mysql-server mysql-server/root_password_again password $db_root_password"  
 apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client -y  
   
 ## Install Latest WordPress  
 rm /var/www/html/index.*  
 wget -c http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz  
 tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz  
 rsync -av wordpress/* /var/www/html/  
   
 ## Set Permissions  
 chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/  
 chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/  
   
 ## Configure WordPress Database  
 mysql -uroot -p$db_root_password <<QUERY_INPUT  
 CREATE DATABASE $wordpress_db_name;  
 GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON $wordpress_db_name.* TO 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '$db_root_password';  
 FLUSH PRIVILEGES;  
 EXIT  
 QUERY_INPUT  
   
 ## Add Database Credentias in wordpress  
 cd /var/www/html/  
 sudo mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php  
 perl -pi -e "s/database_name_here/$wordpress_db_name/g" wp-config.php  
 perl -pi -e "s/username_here/root/g" wp-config.php  
 perl -pi -e "s/password_here/$db_root_password/g" wp-config.php  
   
 ## Enabling Mod Rewrite  
 a2enmod rewrite  
 php5enmod mcrypt  
   
 ## Install PhpMyAdmin  
 apt-get install phpmyadmin -y  
   
 ## Configure PhpMyAdmin  
 echo 'Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf' >> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf  
   
 ## Restart Apache and Mysql  
 service apache2 restart  
 service mysql restart  
   
 ## Cleaning Download  
 cd $pwd  
 rm -rf latest.tar.gz wordpress  
   
 echo "Installation is complete."  

Give execute permission to Wordpress.sh file
 sudo chmod +x Wordpress.sh  

Finally, now run Wordpress.sh file
 sudo ./Wordpress.sh  

After successfully script execute, Go to a browser and hit http://localhost/