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[resolved] Any vital after install tasks? (6 posts)

  1. ColdBlue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi everyone, I have just followed the very helpful and very easy install procedure, and I am now the proud owner of my very own hosted, wordpress blog! :D

    My question is, is there any vital after install things that I have to do in order for my wordpress to be secure? Such as deleting the install script so that it cant be used maliciously etc..

    I have looked through the documentation, and it seems that once wordpress is installed, job done?

    Is that right, or do I have to delete some of the install files from my server ASAP otherwise my blog can be easily hacked?

    Many thanks for any and all help!

    John :)

  2. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    an important question to ask yourself,

    Do you want your blog & posts to be public?
    Do you want it to be open to comments?
    Do you want people to be forced to register before commenting? (recommendation is: no. Allow comments without registeration.)

    Do you want your blog indexed / noticed by search engines? (If no then you must take steps to hide it with robots.txt)

    Privacy-wise, the above questions would be important to tweak it now if you happen to want a more private blog.

    Security-wise, you're all set and ready to go (at least once you put your API key in the Akismet plugin and make sure it is activated).

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    you can, and ought to delete install.php

    It's also safe to delete upgrade.php.

    do NOT delete wp-admin/upgrade-functions.php -- that file is called and used when plugins need to create tables.

  4. ColdBlue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the help guys! I've checked my settings and deleted install.php and upgrade.php

    If those are the only things I have to do, i'll best mark this "RESOLVED" :)

    Thanks again!

    John :)

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  6. ColdBlue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks moshu!

    John :)

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