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WordPress

Tyler Anyan
Tyler Anyan
2,976 Points

A little unsure about this install process

In the previous video we installed wordpress through our domain provider and that created a wordpress directory with everything in it, from what I understand. Now in the next video (famous 5 minute install) we're installing wordpress again from the wordpress site. When I open up filezilla it looks as though all the stuff he's transferring from his local machine to the server is already located on my server due to the initial install in the first video. Is the "famous 5 minute" video just showing an alternate way of setting this up or do you need to do both installs? Also when he gets around the 4 minute mark he goes back to his wp-admin page and gets a prompt about configuring php and what not, a prompt I don't get at all (just goes straight to dashboard). So I guess my main question here is is this just showing a different way to install or are both necessary to getting this up and running?

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,111 Points

Yes, it's showing two different ways to install wordpress. Most web hosts have a "one-click" installation feature for WP that does a lot of the heavy work for you.

The "famous 5 minute install" is the manual way to set up wordpress.

You install WP one way or the other, not both.

He gets the prompt about a config.php file likely because it's the one file you must add to the WP core files yourself, where as when you do the one-click install that config.php file gets generated for you. You see the dashboard because you obviously have WP already installed correctly.

Personally, I'm a fan of the manual install method over the one-click install for two reasons, I can give the database tables a custom prefix which helps secure my site from SQL injections, and I can make sure all my keys are properly salted in the config.php file, which also helps with security.

Not huge issues, but any bit of security helps.