installation security (delete any files ?) (4 posts)

  1. Mario_AU
    Posted 7 years ago #


    just installed wordpress, and all is fine. :-)

    i read the install guide but there's no mention at the end of removing any files or at least changing their permissions on the server, so now i ask, do we have to delete any files/directories from the wordpress directory after install (like one must with forum software, for example), for security ?

    now that it is installed shouldn't i delete the install.php file from wp-admin directory ?

    please advise


  2. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i would and I do .. you can also do away with upgrade.php and install-helper.php

  3. Mario_AU
    Posted 7 years ago #

    done and done...... thanks
    shouldn't this be specified in the install guide at the end as a rather important footnote ? or is it NOT a security risk after a new install ?

  4. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    that depends on who you talk to, i guess :P

    Im the wrong person to ask though -- im outspoken enough already.

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