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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

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1. First Steps

In This Chapter

Setting Up WordPress 2

Using an Installer 4

Setting Up a Database 7

Installing WordPress 10

Putting It All Together 18

This chapter will walk you through the process of getting started with WordPress. From installation to setup, we’ll give you the knowledge you need to get up and running with a new WordPress-powered site.

We’ll detail the minimum requirements you’ll need from your Web host in order to ensure compatibility with WordPress. Then we’ll give you step-by-step instructions for setting up WordPress using Fantastico and other installers; creating a MySQL database both in a hosting control panel and in phpMyAdmin; and using the WordPress installer.

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