Install WordPress on IIS 7

After a few attempts to install Wordpress with the Microsoft Web Plateform Installer, I decided to install it manually. Here are the steps:

  1. Download and install MySQL
  2. Open MySQL Command Line client tool
  3. Add a new user: CREATE USER user IDENTIFIED BY PassW0rd;
  4. Create a new database: CREATE DATABASE wordpress;
  5. Adding rights to the user: GRANT ALL ON wordpress.* TO user@'localhost';
  6. Download WordPress
  7. Extract the archive
  8. Create a new site in IIS. The site root is where you extracted the archive
  9. Grant read permission to the root folder and write permission to the folder wp-content to the anonymous user of the site (by default IUSR)

You can now access your website and follow the configuration steps.

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