Part 3 of setting up a test site for your blog: Getting WordPress Up & Running
Step 1: Now, in your browser, go to your test blog’s url. So if you called your test blog “testing123.myblogname.com”, type that in.
Step 2: You’ll be shown a screen that tells gives you the option to create a configuration file. Click that button.
Step 3: Click the Let’s Go button at the bottom of the page.
:: Database Name: The name you used when you created your MySQL database earlier. You might need to add your name as a combination of your username and the database name separated with an underscore (_). (I did)
:: User Name: This is the username you just created earlier just prior to creating your database.
:: Password: Use the password you used when you set up your MySQL database.
:: Database host: I was able to leave it as localhost. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to contact your hosting company.
:: Table Prefix: Left as wp_
Step 5: Click Submit.
Step 6: Click to install WordPress.
Step 7: Site Title is what you want your testing site for your blog to be called.
Username is whatever you want to use as your WordPress login (don’t use admin for security reasons).
Password is whatever password you want.
Email is…well I’ll let you figure that out 😉
Allow your blog to appear in search engines? I’d rather my test blog NOT be indexed…so I unchecked this box.
Step 8: Click the Install button.
Step 9: When it’s done you’ll get an email to log in. Go for it! You did it! Dance like Dora!