Can I install, configure and use wordpress to build a website on elementary OS? Please let me know. Thanks.

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I'm assuming that you want to set up a local development environment for WordPress. If you want to set up a public web server, I'd recommend using a server-oriented distribution, or going with a hosted service such as WPEngine or Digital Ocean.

You could set up WordPress directly on Elementary, but it's easier and arguably a little cleaner to set it up inside a virtual machine. To do this:

  1. Open Software Center.
  2. Search for and install Virtualbox.
  3. Search for and install Vagrant.
  4. Follow the instructions in "The first Vagrant Up" to install VVV, an open source WordPress Vagrant configuration. Start with step 4. (You've already done the first 3 steps!)

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