Late last year, Emma Boulton contributed this excellent article to 24ways.
For more on this topic, see also my introduction to research and questionnaire design.
Originally designed as a blogging platform, WordPress has become widely used as a content management system (CMS) for the web.
You may have automated installation of popular web applications, including WordPress, available through your webhost – Fantastico and Scriptaculous are common examples of these services. I recommend not using these, for two main reasons.
- Security – the default settings of the automated installer will be known and exploitable
- You won’t learn as much as you will be choosing to manually install.
So installing manually brings the benefit of empowerment, and with WordPress, the manual procedure’s well documented: just refer to the first port of call for WordPress, the documentation, known as the ‘codex’.
If you need more, read on for my companion tutorial.
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