Video tutorial - installing WordPress 2.5

Peter shows you how to install the new WordPress 2.5 on your local machine, using Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL.
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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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  1. # Posted on 07 April 2008 at 02:23 AM

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  2. Steve (guest)

    # Posted on 14 April 2008 at 08:59 PM

    Hi -

    It's great you make a video like this - and it's also great for those than understand it.

    As a newbie - I know that even this - to you and others, is simple.

    However - it would be a lot better if it was done step-by-step and slower, (read:more in depth), and using resources that are available to people like me. Newbies.

    There are more newbies than people in the know, so why make something that looks good and sounds good, but is "way over a newbies head"? I know I am definitely NOT alone on this.

    If it seems too simple for some people, at least they will have the knowledge to follow along and learn anyway.

    Sorry if that put some lemon on the sugar but, it needed to be said.

    I know I cannot install wp 2.5 using this video - UNFORTUNATELY.

  3. Peter (guest)

    # Posted on 20 April 2008 at 09:16 AM

    @Steve - I've emailed you with a bit more of a detailed follow-up to the comment and to ask for more detailed feedback as to how we might make a future tutorial more beginner friendly.

  4. Marco (guest)

    # Posted on 29 April 2008 at 04:47 AM

    Well I can tell you what isn't working: the first few steps involving the graphical portion you have to be root to put anything in /var/www so if you do this in a terminal

    cd /var/www/

    sudo wget


    sudo tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz

    After that follow the video from the point where the terminal is opened, if the commands don't work you need to issue a 'sudo' then command as used above.

    Other than that good guide

  5. Jessicamix (guest)

    # Posted on 10 May 2009 at 08:18 PM

    That was nice. Thank you for sharing this one.

  6. ArianaLype (guest)

    # Posted on 13 May 2009 at 03:08 PM

    great post hope to see some additional comments next Tuesday…kisses

  7. Plavuse (guest)

    # Posted on 07 March 2011 at 05:30 AM

    Ues, but not everthing black and white, something is gray :)


  8. Upoznavanja (guest)

    # Posted on 25 March 2011 at 02:00 AM

    I love this game :)

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