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Manual install is a very simple process:
Open PHPmyAdmin or SQL editing program and create a database for WordPress to use.
Make a copy of wp-config-sample.php and name it wp-config.php
Change the 4 items in bold to your information. Unless specified by your hosting company the 4th one will remain localhost
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define( 'DB_NAME', 'database_name_here' );
/** MySQL database username */
define( 'DB_USER', 'username_here' );
/** MySQL database password */
define( 'DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here' );
/** MySQL hostname */
define( 'DB_HOST', 'localhost' );
Upload the files to the directory you want. (usually the root domain or something like <root>/blog/
Activate the WordPress installation script by going to the domain name of the site you are installing.
Follow the instructions and your WordPress installation will be functional.
Next Step, configuring the settings! Configure button.