Download Wordpress

If you made it this far, you're well on your way to hosting your own blog. This is an easy step in the process. In order to host the blog, we need to get the Wordpress files from Wordpress.org. This is the blog program itself. The steps below will help guide you through the process.

Step 1

First, let's head over to Wordpress.org. Once there, you will notice a blue button that reads "Download Wordpress 3.x.x." The actual version may change overtime, so we uxe x's to show that. Go ahead and click that button. You will be taken to the actual download page.



Step 2

You should be on the download page. Again, please click the blue button, (A green arrow has been added,) and the Wordpress files will immediately start to download. They will be delivered in a zip format. If you are on Windows, navigate to your download area to retrieve the Wordpress application.



Step 3

At this point, I usually move the files from the download folder to another folder where I keep all my programs. Select the Wordpress zip folder, right click and choose to "extract here." That will make a new folder called "wordpress-3.4." All the files you need will be in that folder. The picture below shows the contents of the folder.



Closing

There you have it! You now have your own copy of the popular blogging platform Wordpress on your computer. It's not configured yet, but we will jump over those hurdles in the next set of tutorials.

Until next time, please leave a comment if there are any questions. Thanks for visiting Pro Media Publishing!


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