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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

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1. First Steps

This chapter will walk you through the process of getting started with WordPress. Not sure whether to choose a hosting account or your own server? Not sure how to install WordPress?

We’ll break down the pros and cons of using a hosting account versus hosting WordPress on your own server, and we’ll give you some tips on choosing a compatible Web host to make your WordPress installation as easy as possible.

We’ll give you step-by-step instructions for installing WordPress using Fantastico and other installers; creating a MySQL database both in a hosting control panel and phpMyAdmin; and using the WordPress installer.

You’re just steps away from your first WordPress blog!

Setting Up WordPress

There are several ways to set up WordPress, ...

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