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PRE03-INSTALL-WORDPRESS

How to Install WordPress

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How to install WordPress? Guide to install WordPress.

We’ll get WordPress up and running on our own domain or web server so that it’s online and live for the world to see.

WordPress the free and open source platform which can help you to manage your content more effectively either by yourself or with a team is a great tool for you to learn how to use. 26% of the web is powered by it.

Another great thing about WordPress is that if you follow the recommendations and do all of the suggested steps when developing your site, you’re very secure because there is a huge community of people behind you helping to make sure that your data and content is secure from malicious people and things across the web.

So enough of that, let’s go ahead and get started installing WordPress.

First and foremost, you’ll need to go ahead and have a four tools beforehand.

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FTP Credentials:

  • Server Address
  • FTP Username
  • FTP Password

Most hosts can provide shared space on a web server for less than $20 a month. The price varies depending on what features and how much space you require. There are many other advanced options which are also factors but you probably don’t need to worry about that until you become an advanced web developer

FTP Client:

FTP clients are desktop applications which allow you to copy information between the web server and your local machine. The different companies that provide them have some variations in features of the client, but they all try to do the same thing, give you access and permissions to your web server while maintaining the security of your connection.

Text Editor:

  • NotePad
  • TextEdit
  • Atom

Text editors will allow you to edit the code of WordPress and to make configuration changes. Although the simple text editors will suffice for the purposes of this video. We recommend you go ahead and get familiar with the more feature rich editors such as Atom. In your web development career this will serve you tremendously because they involve a lot of tools which will really help you as a developer.

Web Browser:

Once again you can choose any of the tools but we recommend Chrome. We don’t want to get too technical but lets just say that Google has given us many tools which we will soon become familiar with in our development career. Using Chrome as our editor of choice also allows us to go ahead and integrate other useful features which will be required further along in our careers as web developers.

Ok so now that we’ve talked about the tools let’s talk about the steps required:

  1. Download WordPress from WordPress.org
  2. Upload the WordPress files to the web server.
  3. Create a MySQL database and user.
  4. Configure WordPress to connect to the database.
  5. Run the WordPress installation script.

By the end of the video you should be able to download and install WordPress and get it hosted on your domain or web server.

Good Job!

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