3. Installing WordPress

On WordPress.org, they brag about WordPress’s “famous five-minute install,” which is technically true—many people can install WordPress in just a minute or two with little or no effort. Although installing WordPress has never been really hard, it’s safe to say that for a lot of novices, using FTP to upload files, creating a MySQL database, and editing a text-based configuration file was daunting.

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