Installing and configuring WordPress

Seeing as I live and breathe wordpress sites I thought to make a little list of how I go about installing and configuring them.

1. Upload wordpress zip file to server and extract to appropriate folder, typically public_html.
2. Update wp-config.php with correct database info and desired table prefix.
3. Go to url of my website and enter requested installation information.
4. Login to wordpress admin panel, go to Settings->General and add tagline and www in front of domain name in wordpress url and site url fields.
5. Go to Settings->Discussion and disable comments as well as ping notifications to other blogs.
6. Go to Settings->Permalinks and mark custom structure radio button and fill out field with value /%category%/%postname%/
7. Install plugin CBNet Ping Optimizer and disable pinging and set to max once in 15 minutes.
8. Install additional plugins, add all pages to site (set edit mode to html and enable custom fields) and finalize layout/ design.
9. Enable pinging again and finish by writing my first newspost.

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