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WordPress How to Make a Website with WordPress Installing WordPress The Famous 5-Minute WordPress Install

Scott O'Neil
Scott O'Neil
8,282 Points

Cant figure this out

I have a green geeks account and before I started this course, my WordPress site was hacked. And somehow the virus kept popping up even after changing everything and adding security. I had to reset my webhost. I wanted to follow this video and download wordpress locally. Big jump to just "follow these instructions" to successfully do this. I downloaded the WPI from windows seeing I have a windows computer, now it's going through with wordpress and the 5 minute install using a different host I believe. I have absolutely no clue what is going on. I tried to upload it via filezilla and it kept giving me a 530: Authentication error. Some help or direction would be much appreciated. Thanks.

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,028 Points

Hi Scott,

It's slightly complicated to give you each part of the process step by step in this one post but following the instructions in the Local WordPress Development Course gave me a good grounding on installing WordPress to a local machine.

You'll need a local development environment like XAMPP OR WAMP if you haven't got one already. This will give you a local server and a place to store the WordPress database that runs behind the scenes.

When you run the 5 click install it asks you for details of your database. You create this database and add a user for this database with all access priveleges and then supply these details to WordPress.

You then supply details for logging into WordPress itslef, such as a username and password. Once done, you'll be ablee to access the WordPress admin area via http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/

Good luck.

Scott O'Neil
Scott O'Neil
8,282 Points

Thanks, I watched it, and downloaded it for windows with XAMPP. Great learning experience! Thank you!