A manual install of WordPress creates the foundation for a secure and efficient WordPress. 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.
If you'd prefer to do it yourself, this free guide might help. It walks step-by-step through the manual install process with helpful screenshots and tips.
How to Install WordPress Manually
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