Cloud9 – Manually installing WordPress

  1. Create a WorkSpace (or clone from a repository).
  2. Download the latest WordPress source (
  3. Extract the file. Copy the files/folders upload to your Cloud9 workspace root.
  4. Make sure MySQL is running and open myPHPAdmin (see
  5. Create a new database for the site.
    1. I use utf8_general_ci collation.
  6. Create a new user for the site (give appropriate permissions – for right or wrong I give all permissions because I have seen Cloud9 do this when doing a 5-minute install).
    1. I set host to “%” (all).
  7. Create a wp-config.php from the wp-config-sample.php. Update the database name, username, password, and set an alternative table prefix if needed.
  8. Run the site and browse to the root of the site. The WordPress install process should automatically begin (starting with language selection) and complete the rest of the setup.

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