Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Wordpress Installation Checklist

I've just knocked myself up a quick checklist for when I started a brand new Wordpress Install. I think its worthy of recording in the ether.


> Activate Akismet if not then 'Disable Comments'
> Configure Permalinks
> Add Gravatar ( only needed for a site with comments enabled )


> Do not use wp_ as a database prefix. Doing so will only aid hackers.
> Remove the WordPress version from the website’s header. how to remove wordpress version from header ->
in this blog he says you don't need to worry about this if you have the latest version. However I would anyway, as at somepoint you may well not update as soon as a Wordpress Release comes out.
THIS IS A CHANGE IN FUNCTION.PHP so will be done after Theme is installed.

> Remove Admin username. ->
> Chmod the security of the directories to 755 and files to 644


WP Security Scan
WPZOOM - for mobile devices
DIgg Digg - floating social bar.
Jet Pack - Does it all.
Contact Form 7
Breadcrumb NavXT
PHP Code Widget - So usefull for PHP developers; allowing to add PHP in any widget space
WP-DBMANAGER - access the database from the home of your Admin area.

Next you should check The THEME checklist before Theme installation

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