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

Elizabeth Hodgson
Elizabeth Hodgson
1,642 Points

why 5 minute install when I already did one click?

Him I'm a bit confused. What is the benefit of doing a five minute install if I already did the one-click?

1 Answer

Shawn Flanigan
Shawn Flanigan
Courses Plus Student 15,815 Points


You won't want to do a 5-minute install after you've already done a one-click install. This is just another option. Some hosting providers don't give you a one-click option, so you'll want to know how to do it this way. Even if they do offer the service, sometimes it just doesn't work, and sometimes it's beneficial to do your own install (For example, if you're migrating a site from a production environment to a hosting service - or if you're moving to a new host - you don't want to have to track down and download your theme and plugins. With the 5-minute install, you can upload your existing WordPress directory with all of the necessary themes and plugins ready to go.)

Hope that makes sense!

Hello Shawn,

That clears things up for me for the most part but I have another question for you. What if I'm making a site for someone on my practice domain and want to move it to someone else's domain - while it makes sense to move the files and associated plugins through the 5 minute install, I wouldn't want the themes to move as well right? In other words I want to make a WordPress site for someone and then setup WordPress for their domain but I'd only want them to see the one theme and its associated plugins. Previously my assumption was that I'd export my files and then import them from their WordPress site but you made a good point about having to download plugins again. By the way I'm using the genesis framework and since they would not have genesis I'm not sure how limited they will be as a result.