Press Submit, and WordPress will check it can talk to your database, and as long as it can, select Run the install to kick off your WordPress installation.
Create a name for your blog (think of something new, unique or just plain weird like “We Got Served”, but y’know, not “We Got Served”). Add your email address, and ensure Allow my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati is selected to ensure you get that link juice built up, then hit Install WordPress.
You’re done! WordPress automatically creates an Administrator account and password – ensure you keep these safe (don’t worry, you can change the password when you access WordPress’ admin console).
Click Log in and behold, the WordPress back-end! This what I get to look at every day when creating your news at WGS.
5. Change Your Admin Password
Change your WordPress admin password to one that is more memorable. There’s a handy link writ large and red at the top of the page. Use it! Whilst you’re in the profile page, fill in your name and a few other details so your readers can get to know you.
7. Check out Your Blog!
To access your brand new WordPress blog, if your on the internal network, visit http://servername/blog (where servername is the name of your home server). Outside the network, ensure you have Windows Home Server Remote Access set up, and you’ll need to direct your family and friends to http://yourserver.homeserver.com/blog. Once you’re familiar with the WordPress admin console, check out the thousands of themes and plugins available to customise the design and features of your new blog.