WordPress µ

Installing WordPress µ

Welcome to WordPress µ. I will help you install this software by asking you a few questions and asking that you change the permissions on a few directories so I can create configuration files and make a directory to store all your uploaded files.

If you have installed the single-blog version of WordPress before, please note that the WordPress µ installer is different and trying to create the configuration file wp-config.php youself may result in a broken site. It's much easier to use this installer to get the job done.

What do I need?

Please make sure mod_rewrite is installed as it will be activated at the end of this install.

If the mod_rewrite module is disabled ask your administrator to enable that module, or look at the Apache documentation or elsewhere for help setting it up.

Blog Addresses

Please choose whether you would like blogs for the WordPress µ install to use sub-domains or sub-directories. You can not change this later. We recommend sub-domains.


Below you should enter your database connection details. If you're not sure about these, contact your host.

Database Name
User Name
Database Host

Server Address

Server Address

What is the Internet address of your site? You should enter the shortest address possible. For example, use example.com instead of www.example.com but if you are going to use an address like blogs.example.com then enter that unaltered in the box below.

Do not use an IP address (like as your server address. Do not use a single word hostname like localhost, use localhost.localdomain instead.

Site Details

Site Title
What would you like to call your site?
Your email address.

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