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In this short video, we'll show you how to

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quickly get set up with WordPress, with your Media Temple

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account. So when you first log in to Media Temple

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you're going to be in your account center and you'll see your list of

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domains or a single domain just here. You want to click on the "Admin"

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for the domain that you're about to install on, and

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you'll now see that you've got a whole bunch of different options here

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for things that you can do. So close in on the "One click applications" option

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and click on that. Now you'll see any

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previous applications you've got installed, and the option to "Add New Application"

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So click on that, and you're going to see a warning

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telling you that this is not the way to upgrade

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but as we're installing for the first time, we don't really need to worry ourselves about that

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so let's just click on "OK" and obviously WordPress is number two here

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so we just click on "Install". On the next screen

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there are a couple of options for us. The first

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is do we want to install it in a subdirectory? For instance blog.mediatempleforwordpress.com

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or alternatively we can choose to have that in the root directory, so when people go to our website

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WordPress is the first thing that they'll see, I'm going to do that in this case, so

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I'm just going to delete the blog part here, so

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my main site is my WordPress blog. But, say you had something else on that root directory:

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you could have news.mediatempleforwordpress.com, or whatever else you want

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Let's just leave it at that, though.

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Next we've got the database configuration, and here

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I can just leave this as the default because it's already set something up for me,

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but the name here isn't so important, so I could quite easily click on "new" and

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put something else in there - that's not an issue.

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Say I already have a WordPress install, I could have a separate one

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and call that WP1 or WP2, or anything else. Let's just leave that

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at default for now. Then, I've got a database table prefix

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which again is something you can leave as the default

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unless you already have other installations that you're adding to

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So when that's done, just click on "Install" and you'll see that

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the directory already exists in this case. I'm just going to click on

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"Install anyway". So now if I look at this green box here

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that says there's a "pending installation". It's just going to take a minute or two

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for that to be set up, but here's going to be the place where I'll find it

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once it's ready. So let's just wait for a minute or two, and once that's ready,

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That will change and let me know that the installation

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is ready to be finished. There we go.

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So all I need to do now where it says "finish installation" is click

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over here on "Finish" and that's going to take me

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to just do the finishing touches. So, first I might need to think of a title

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for my blog, and this is going to appear probably in the header of the blog—

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it's going to be the main title—it *is* something I can change later,

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so it doesn't matter if you're not 100% sure at this point. Just put in anything;

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it's not so important. Email: you should be extra sure you get it right;

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double-check this, because this is where

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all of your admin information is going to get sent to.

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Finally, I can decide if I want to allow my blog

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to appear in search engines, like Google and Technorati. As my blog's public,

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it's a good idea to help people find it.

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Otherwise, I can turn it off. Then, I just click on "Install WordPress",

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And I'm given a username, which is "admin",

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and a strange-looking password that's going to be hard

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for people to guess. So I'm going to want to copy and paste that,

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and I can change it later.

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So I'm just going to copy that now, and then

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the next thing I'm going to do is log in to my account.

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So, here, obviously, I've put in "admin", which is the username,

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and then I'll just paste that directly into the password box.

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I can have WordPress remember me for a future date, or not.

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And then log in, and here I am in my Dashboard.

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So now I can start customizing things and get ready to go,

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or I can just click on the title up here, and that's going to show me

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what my blog looks like in its current state.

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There we go: WordPress à la Media Temple.