Installing WP with command line

So when FileZilla created havoc with the file permissions of my WP script, and VestaCP doesn’t have a File Manager or a script installer, I went for installing WP with the command line instead.

I thought I would record the steps I followed here in case this will be the route I follow in future.

Step 1: Change directory to public_html

cd /home/admin/web/

Step 2: Download WordPress Script


Step 3: Unzip WordPress Script

unzip latest unzip

Step 4: Move content of WordPress folder up one folder into public_html

cd wordpress
mv * .[^.]* ..

Step 5: Remove empty WordPress folder and index.html file

rmdir wordpress
rm index.html

Step 6: Edit WP-Config.php file

mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
nano wp-config.php

Save (Ctrl+O) and Exit (Ctrl+X)