Just did a fresh install from scratch. Certainly took much longer than 5 minutes, but much of that was me figuring out what needed to go where on my host.
One question for now (probably more later);
Needing to block all access while I learn the ropes and get the imports moved from .com, I installed the pagerestrict plugin since the privacy option here only block individual items instead of the whole site.
Problem with that is ... it leaves the post titles visible with a log-in box in place of the post body.
I ended up having to go back in and bulk-edit everything to fully hide all the posts.
Soooo, the question is, how do I hide/un-hide everything with one or two clicks?