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Let's install WordPress by downloading WordPress files from WordPress website, uploading files to your web hosting server and extracting all the files. After these small steps we are ready to setup our WordPress site. If you need some more information, check out the Famous 5-Minute Install Guide for WordPress.
Go to WordPress website.
Link to WordPress Download Page
1) Click the Download WordPress link on the front page to go to download page.
WordPress Download Link
1) Click the Download WordPress link on the download page to download the zipped file.
WordPress Zip File
Save WordPress zip file to your disk.
Your Hosting Providers cPanel Account
Go to your hosting providers cPanel account and 1) click File Manager. As a hosting option I prefer HostGator.
cPanel's File Manager
On File Manager page 1) click Upload.
File Manager's Upload Files
On Upload files page 1) click Browse and choose the WordPress zip file from you own computer. We will now upload the file to server.
WordPress Zip File Extract
1) Select WordPress zip file and 2) click Extract.
Choose to extract to /public_html folder and 1) click Extract Files.
Zip file extracting takes couple seconds. 1) Click Close.
Extractin WordPress zip file puts all the files into /public_html/wordpress folder. You want to move those files to /public_html folder. 1) Double click wordpress folder name to move into that folder.
1) Click Select all.
Enter /public_html and 1) click Move Files. Now you should have all WordPress file in /public_html folder. You may delete the uploaded zip file.
We are now ready with copying WordPress files to your server. Open your website and 1) fill in your blog title and 2) e-mail address. 3) You want to allow your blog to appear in search engines unless you are setting up a private blog or a website. 4) Click Install WordPress
You have now installed WordPress. Next step is to log in and setup WordPress. Remeber to 1) copy the password!