Meet Shafiq Lutaaya – one of the #WordCampKLA presenters and a true #WordPress guru

Who is Lutaaya Shafiq


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Lutaaya Shafiq is an experienced WordPress developer and PHP enthusiast who loves everything WordPress.

Shafiq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Makerere University, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Information Systems at Makerere University.

Shafiq has been lucky to be among the few who have earned a living building WordPress websites for companies, individuals and organisations among others. He is proud to say that he stumbled upon WordPress way back in 2011 when he was starting his Software development career where he started out as an HTML / CSS developer before he could land on the platform that powers more than 31% of the webs systems that run on the internet- WordPress.

He believes that access to the internet is every human’s right and that any entity that has no web presence will not exist in business in the next couple of decades. He has keen interest in Industrial Systems Engineering, Machine Learning, Knowledge Service Engineering and Human Computer Interaction.

When Shafiq is not glued to a computer screen, he spends time meeting friends, family, travelling and most importantly playing chess.

How to Install WordPress – Complete WordPress Installation Tutorial


( 5 ways of installing WordPress) – The famous 5 minute WordPress installation

I plan to deliver a presentation on the 5 ways in which WordPress can be installed from localhost, to live server using CPanel, App installers, unzipping the package, to FTP

See the description below

(1) How to Install WordPress using Softaculous

(2) How to Install WordPress using FTP

(3) How to Install WordPress in your Computer

(4) How to Install WordPress in using CPanel ( compressing and uncompressing)

(5) How to Install a WordPress Multisite Network


How to Install WordPress using Softaculous

Softaculous is a popular auto-installer script. It allows you to easily install popular web applications like WordPress with just a few clicks. Hosting companies like SiteGround and InMotion Hosting use Softaculous in their control panel.

Simply login to your cPanel account and look for Softaculous icon or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under Auto Installers section.


How to Install WordPress using QuickInstall

QuickInstall is another popular auto-installer used by many hosting companies like HostGator and others. We will be using HostGator’s cPanel dashboard in the screenshots here, but it wouldn’t be much different if you are using some other host that has QuickInstall.

First you need to login to your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to the Software and Services section and then click on the QuickInstall icon.


How to Install WordPress using Fantastico

Fantastico is a common auto-installer script used by some WordPress hosting providers. It is similar to the other installer scripts in the list, and offers an easy way to quickly install WordPress.

First you need to login to your cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to software and services section, and there you will find the Fantastico icon.


How to Install WordPress using FTP

Manually installing WordPress is also known as the famous 5 minute install. However, manual installation has a few added steps, and you will need an FTP client for that. Take a look at our beginner’s guide on how to use FTP to upload WordPress files.

First thing you need to do is download the latest version of WordPress. Unzip the file, and use the FTP software to upload the files into your web host directory of your choice.

How to Install WordPress in your Computer

Many of our beginner level users often ask us if they could try WordPress on their computer? The answer is yes, but most beginners should not do that.

The reason why some folks install WordPress in a local server environment is to build themes, plugins, or to test things out.


How to Install a WordPress Multisite Network

WordPress comes with multisite functionality built-in. The multisite network allows you to create multiple WordPress sites using the same WordPress install. It can automatically create new sites on sub-domains or in sub-folders.

This makes sense for businesses, non-profits, governments with sub-sites for different locations or regions. Many educational institutes also use WordPress multisite network to allow students to create their own blogs.

The setup for a multisite is a bit complex, but we have created a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to install and setup WordPress multisite network.



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