To install a new WordPress installation, go to WordPress and click Install.
Here you can:
Install the latest version of WordPress with the default settings by clicking Install.
Change the default settings (including the desired WordPress version, the database name, the auto-update settings, and more) and then click Install.
Note: To install WordPress, WordPress Toolkit retrieves data from wordpress.org. By default, if WordPress Toolkit cannot establish connection in 15 seconds, wordpress.org is considered to be unavailable. If you experience connectivity issues (for example, due to the poor quality of the Internet connection), consider increasing the timeout value. To do so, go to WordPress, click “Settings”, specify the desired value in the “HTTP timeout for retrieving data from wordpress.org (sec)” field, and then click OK.
A new installation appears in the list of all existing WordPress installations in WordPress.
Adding Existing WordPress Installations to WordPress Toolkit
All WordPress installations added using the WordPress Toolkit or through the Applications page appear in WordPress Toolkit automatically; those installed manually need to be attached to WordPress Toolkit. If you have upgraded from an earlier version of Sandbox.page, and you used WordPress, we recommend that you attach all existing WordPress installations to WordPress Toolkit.
To attach WordPress installations to WordPress Toolkit:
- Go to WordPress.
- Click Scan.
The WordPress installation was attached and is now shown in the list of existing WordPress installations in WordPress.
Importing WordPress Installations
You can use the “Web Site Migration” feature to migrate WordPress websites owned by you but hosted elsewhere to Plesk. When you migrate a WordPress website, Plesk copies all its files and the database to your server. Once a website has been migrated, you can manage it using WordPress Toolkit.
Learn how to migrate an existing WordPress website.
Selecting One Language for All WordPress Installations on the Server
When WordPress is installed via WordPress Toolkit, WordPress Toolkit selects the default WordPress language that matches the Sandbox.page interface language of the user for whom WordPress is installed. For example, if you have a user whose Sandbox.page interface language is Italian and you install WordPress for this user, Italian will be selected as the default WordPress language.
However, you may want to have one language for all WordPress installations on the server regardless of Sandbox.page interface languages selected by users. To do so, go to WordPress > Settings, select the default WordPress installation language, and then click Save. The selected language will be the default one for all new WordPress installations on the server. Users remain free to choose a different language when they install WordPress if they want.
To return to the default way of selecting the WordPress language, go to WordPress > Settings, select “Same as user language” next to “Default WordPress installation language”, and then click Save.
Specifying One Database Table Prefix for All WordPress Installations on the Server
WordPress Toolkit generates random prefixes of the database tables for each new WordPress installation on your Sandbox.page server. You may want to change this behavior and specify one default prefix that all new WordPress installations will use.
To specify the default prefix of the database tables:
Go to WordPress > Settings.
Next to “Default database table name prefix”, specify the desired prefix and then click Save.
Note: If you want to specify the wp_ prefix, change it a bit (for example, wp or wp__). The wp_ prefix is considered insecure and conflicts with WordPress Toolkit security measures. If you specify this prefix, new WordPress installations will receive the “Danger” security status. Any form different from the exact wp_ does not trigger the security warning.
To return to random prefixes, clear the “Default database table name prefix” field and then click Save.