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  • Silence is golden. Akismet? These are beautiful and I lmao. I need to open what I downloaded. How do I on a Mac?

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    You can open php files in a text editor like textmate or coda.

    Silence is golden

    That file is present by default in WordPress in more than one location. It’s placed there to prevent unwanted browsing (once your site is up and running) of certain directories by rendering a blank page when accessed by someone intentionally. “Silence is golden” is just a comment the author placed in the file. This was/is probably done out of consideration for individuals who don’t take the time to learn how to safeguard their web directories against casual browsing.


    Probably one of the the first things you’re going to want to learn about, if you’re opening a WordPress site on the web that allows people to leave comments.

    Nothing really LMAO about either of those, once you know what they are and what they do. They’re completely legitimate. 🙂

    I need to open what I downloaded. How do I on a Mac?

    As Christine mentioned, you can open and edit those files with any plain text editor, but if you are thinking something should start installing, it won’t. WordPress is a web app, not an .exe

    There’s some great “Getting Started” documentation available if you need to take a look a some information about what WordPress is, and how it can be installed.

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