Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video The WordPress 5-minute install, part of Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
Once the connection has been made between WordPress and the database, you…land on this page, and from here you can run the install.…This is what's called the famous five minute install from WordPress.…And here you set up all the information about your WordPress installation.…Here you give your site a title, you set…up a username and password for yourself, and you…also provide in email address, so that WordPress can…send you emails and remind you of the password.…The first thing I'm going to do here is set up a site title, and…this is going to be a demo site, so I'll just call it demo site.…
Doesn't really matter what you put here, because you…can change it once you get into WordPress itself.…The next option is to set a username, and the suggested username here is admin.…admin is not a user name you ever want to use in WordPress, because…anyone who wants to hack your site,…the first username they're going to use is admin.…So change this to something else. Can be anything except admin.…I'm simply going to change it to my name, and that will be more than good enough.…
Need to run WordPress locally on your system for development or testing purposes? Check out the other courses in this series:
- Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
- Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix