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Download WordPress Software

The first step to set up a WordPress blog is go to the official website of WordPress to download the installation kit. The download URL of WordPress software is:


The latest version of WordPress software is currently v3.2.1 by the time of writting this WordPress tutorials.

where to download WordPress software

Don’t mix up WordPress.org with WordPress.com. WordPress.org provides open source blogging software that blogger can install on their hosting, i.e. self-hosted WordPress. While WordPress.net is providing free blogging platform online same as Blogger.

Download and extract WordPress software to your local computer. The file size is only 9.41 MB.

Installation of WordPress Software

Actually WordPress can easily be installed by using cPanel Fantastico. However the software installed by cPanel Fantastico is usually not the latest version. Therefore this is better to install the latest version (v3.2.1) of WordPress manually.

Let's install WordPress software on a hosting account in the next tutorial.