Okay, attempting to install WP on a web server, I got the error message that everyone seems to get universally: “PHP not running” … even following my web host’s instructions, the error persisted.
Soooo… I went to the web and googled an excellent tutorial that showed me how to install WP to my desktop as an experimental web site:
His prior tutorial will show you how to install XAMPP which is a collection of software which enables you to run your PC as though it were a web server. Then WordPress can be installed to operate as a blog on your PC, enabling you to experiment before taking your real blog live.
When I feel I have resolved all WP issues on my PC, I will install on the hosted server. Amazed to see that all this works pretty well.