How to Install Wordpress, Part 3. Security

April 5, 2009 by lindac · Leave a Comment
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Now you have all the basics set up, and your plugins are activated. You’re almost ready to start blogging. But first, let’s take care of a little security. Did you know that the default install of most blogs leave directory content open to prying eyes? For example, if you type in domain.com/wp-content/plugins/ on most blogs, you can see all the plugins they’re using. That’s also a route that hackers use to find out which plugin they can exploit to hack your blog. So, let’s close that door, shall we?
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How to Install Wordpress, Part 2. Plugins.

April 5, 2009 by lindac · 27 Comments
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E. Downloading Plugins

Before you can upload and activate your plugins, you’ll need to download them. Create a folder on your desktop to download the plugins to, so you know where they all are.

You’ll notice that each plugin is marked with [content] and/or [niche]. If you’re building a small niche site to sell a product, and don’t plan to have active comments, you won’t need the same plugins that a content blog with active comments will need. Just download the ones that suit the type of blog you’re setting up.
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