default installation - visbility - bot - hacking - first install (3 posts)

  1. fab.mariotti
    Posted 8 years ago #


    I had a little problem. I did install WP on a test web server.
    I wanted to test it before going public. I got an odd user

    Which means that my not existent domain (before WP instalation)
    and my non existent blog (before WP installation) are now pubblic.

    I have to care about security before I even set up my pages.
    This is just because WP installation register my pages somewhere in
    the IT world by default.

    It would be very nice if the WP installation has more restricted
    security and DO NOT expose my default brand new WP installation.

    This happaned on the Yahoo default installation. But being it
    on the first page of WP, I feel like reporting the problem.

    May we have more conservative (sorry) defaults?
    And an added option like: Go online now! (with obvious

    I a not sure this is the right forum, but there is no
    way to send any comment to WP. At least not from the
    HP. And there is not a general/odd topic stuff.

    So that's it..

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Might also see Hardening WordPress

    Don't forget to activate and use Akismet.

  3. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This happaned on the Yahoo default installation.

    Then cry to Y!.
    On a normal WP installation done manually by the user, there is an option to prevent it to be found by the search engines.
    (It is under Settings > Privacy for later modification, but it asks you before running the install - unless you use any of the automated scripts...)

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