WordPress has grown to become one of the most popular CMS' around. Taking up over 30% of the web! In this tutorial I will show you what WordPress calls the 5-minute installation!
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- PHP 7.2+ (PHP 5.2+ will work as well)
- MySQL 5.6+ or MariaDB 10.0+ (MySQL 5.0+ will work as well)
- Nginx or Apache
After creating your database and uploading the uncompressed WordPress files to your root directory, we are ready to install WordPress!
Select the language
WordPress comes equipped with a bunch of different languages to get you started. Choose the one that you want and click continue.
A quick overview
Before stating the actual install process, the installer will go over what you need in terms of database setup. You should have your database already setup prior to this, so you can click "Let's go!" to continue.
In this section you will enter in all your database information. Pro tip, choose a prefix other than wp_. This will help with security on your WordPress site. After all that information is added you will be taken to the installer screen.
After the installation process you will create your first user. The installer is generous enough to provide you with a generated password, but you can always change it to another password if you would like.
Congratulations! You just installed your WordPress site! Now you can get ready to start building out your site!