Learning to manually install WordPress is an important skill in creating the foundation for a secure and efficient WordPress installation. While a manual install may take a bit longer, it helps to correct the security and “bloat” issues associated with using the quick-install applications provided by most hosting providers. This guide walks step-by-step through the manual install process with helpful screenshots and tips.
Kristen has been writing tutorials to help WordPress users since 2011. You can usually find her working on new articles for the iThemes blog or developing resources for #WPprosper. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys journaling (she’s written two books!), hiking and camping, cooking, and daily adventures with her family, hoping to live a more present life.