Thursday, September 16, 2010

WordPress 3.0 Installed on IIS 7.5 with mySQL

Here is a quick layout of instructions in installing WordPress on Windows 2008 R2 IIS 7.5

From IIS
Web Platform Installer
New Web Application box
Select WordPress
Click Install
Click I Accept at the EULA
Enter Site Information
Website:  New Web Site
WordPress application name:  /
Web Site Name:
Physical Path:  c:\inetpub\
IP Address:  All Unassigned
Host Name:
Click Continue

Enter Application information
Choose Your database:  MySQL
Create New database
Database Administrator:  root
Database Name:  blogboneyardorg

****folder permissions of Modify, Read & Execute, List Folders, Read and Write on the c:\inetpub\SiteName folder to ServerName\IUSR

Open site in a browser
Site Title:  Boneyard Blog
Username:  admin
Your E-mail:
Click Install WordPress

Login to Wordpress

Logout and do the following

Click Dashboard and then Updates

An updated version of WordPress is available.
Click Update Automatically
After you see "WordPress updated successfully", click Go to Dashboard