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Security after installation (10 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Are there any files that should be deleted, renamed or protected after installation?

  2. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    But the key point is, you don't have to delete or remove anything. Everything is protected by default, unlike some other blogging systems.

  3. _mf_
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think those files *should* be deleted after each install. They only provide more ways to potentially break an installation and provide information about the system they're on that could help attackers. The installation script should provide an option to delete unnecessary files once it's completed.

  4. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks allusion

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi,
    It's been a while but I was wondering what is the new install/update script behavior in regards to the files that are unnecessary and as such should be deleted once everything's installed.
    I had mentioned it in the 5-minute install on the Wiki but for some reason Matt removed it without any explanation (see the document's history).
    Thanks for any clarification on this.
    Cheers,
    mf.

  6. joeking
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After installing WP 1.5 and everything working fine, are there any files that need to be deleted or permissions changed?

    I assume not from Matt's post above but wanted to check for sure.

  7. Nope, you don't have to delete anything or change any permissions.

  8. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why delete something that may be used in the future?

    Just password protect the directory.

  9. joeygun
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Password protect which directory?

  10. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You could password protect wp-admin, but it really isn't necessary.

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