How to Install WordPress

This video will show you how to install WordPress on your own domain or web server.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you already have a working installation of WordPress, or if you’ve set up a site at WordPress.com, you do not need to re-install WordPress. Feel free to skip this video!

The five steps to install WordPress…

  1. First, we’ll download the latest version of WordPress from WordPress.org.
  2. Then we’ll upload those files to our web server, using FTP.
  3. Third, we’ll create a MySQL database and user for WordPress.
  4. Then we’ll configure WordPress to connect to our newly-created database,
  5. and last, complete the installation and setup our new website!

Need more detailed instructions? Check out the WordPress Codex.

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