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WordPress 4.0 Site Blueprints - Second Edition by Rachel McCollin

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Installing WordPress

Now that you understand how WordPress works, you're probably itching to get started! So, let's start by installing WordPress. There are two ways to do this:

  • Using an installer such as Softaculous or Fantastico, which may be provided by your hosting company
  • Directly installing WordPress using the Famous 5 Minute Install

Let's start with the easier way, which is to use an installer.

Installing WordPress using an installer

If your hosting provider gives you access to an installer, it will probably be accessible via your hosting dashboard or cPanel, which is a dashboard many hosting providers give you to manage your site.

Note

The exact way this looks and where you find it will vary from host to host, so your screen will probably look ...

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