WordPress installation quick-start guide

WordPress is a blogging platform that is very easy to use, but involves many configuration trivia which may become overwhelming, unless organized and documented somewhere. Based on my experience of setting up this website, here are the things that I had to keep in mind to get it up and running:

The above settings are almost always different in your local environment from that of your web-hosting machine. Hence, it is advisable that you keep the local version of wp-config.php separate by adding an exception to version control systems like git, svn, etc. if you are using any.

Once you have access to wp-admin, you should remove them from wp-config.php and go to Settings->General to set these variables in a proper manner under the fields, “WordPress Address (URL)” and “Site Address (URL)”.

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