- Install WordPress on your chosen domain
- Make sure you use the latest version of WordPress
- Use PHP 8.0 as it should be properly supported now.
I don't provide guidance on how to do this as each host has its own method. The better hosts tend to make it very easy to install WordPress, often at the click of a button.
Consult your hosting provider to find out how it is done.
What Is The Latest Version Of WordPress?
To make sure you are on the latest version of WordPress, check this page. The download button there will show you what the latest version is. Please note, you do not need to click this button and download WordPress. You are simply visiting the page the see what the latest version number is.
To check which version your site is running, just log into your WordPress site and in the left-hand menu, click on Tools → Site Health.
In the table on that page, you can click on WordPress to reveal the version of WordPress you are running.
Use PHP 8.0 as this is the latest version of PHP. All reputable plugins should be compatible with PHP V8.0.
To check your version of PHP, do as you did when checking the version of WordPress. Log into your WordPress site and in the left-hand menu, click on Tools → Site Health.
In the table on that page, you can click on Server to reveal the version of PHP you are running. If you are not running PHP V8.0, ask your host to upgrade your server.