Installing WordPress – How to Install WordPress

Installing WordPress is relatively easy. I personally followed the 5 Minute Installation on WordPress, but I found a few things that weren’t listed as clearly as they could have been. What follows is the list I used when installing WordPress with a few clarifications.

  1. Download and unzip the WordPress package.
  2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  3. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.
  4. Open wp-config.php in a text editor and fill in your database details.
  5. Generate your secret WordPress key and paste it into wp-config.php.
  6. Upload the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server:
  7. Open your site in a web browser and follow the installation instructions.

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