In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install all prerequisites
- How to download Wordpress.com Desktop Client debian package
- How to install Wordpress.com Desktop Client
- How to start Wordpress.com Desktop Client
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Linux|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the |
|Conventions|| # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of |
How to install WordPress.com desktop app on Ubuntu 19.04 step by step instructions
- Install all prerequisites.
Start by opening your terminal and executing the following command to install all prerequisites:
$ sudo apt install libgtkextra-dev gdebi-core
- Download the wordpress.com Desktop app.
Use your browser to download the wordpress.com Desktop app DEB package or use the following
$ wget -O wordpress_app.deb https://bit.ly/2uUiTdz
- Install wordpress.com Desktop app.
Next, install the
wordpress_app.debpackage downloaded in the previous step:
$ sudo gdebi wordpress_app.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done Requires the installation of the following packages: gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common libgconf-2-4 WordPress.com Desktop client WordPress.com Desktop Client Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
- Start Wordpress Client app.
Launch the Wordpress Client app from activities menu by searching for
Trouble shootingIn case you see the following error message:
/opt/WordPress.com/wpcom: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directoryor the WordPress.com desktop app does not start make sure that you have the
libgtkextra-devpackage installed on your Ubuntu system:
$ sudo apt install libgtkextra-dev