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Avoiding Common WordPress Setup Mistakes

Feb 26, 2012, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

Some users put too much trust in the standard WordPress installation. All too often, these users lack an understanding of basic security, database management, or the dangers of excessive plugin usage. Here are some simple steps to take to increase the security and usability of your WordPress platform.

Often times users install WordPress via FTP without any security enabled. Worse yet, key files and folders on your server may be inadequately protected after being uploaded. To minimize possible security problems, make sure to use your .htaccess file to protect your wp-config file, which controls key aspects of your site, and set up your folder permissions to prevent anyone from viewing content best left out of the public eye.

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