WordPress Tutorial Series as usually is guiding the new beginners for WordPress. In this article we will discuss the post installation works for your WordPress. For the readers who are reading this WordPress Tutorial for the first time, might be interested to read our previously published article on WordPress Tutorial Series :
And as a continuation of this?WordPress Tutorial Series, in this particular?WordPress Tutorial, we will discuss on what to do and what not to do just after Installing WordPress.
WordPress Tutorial Series : What to do right after installing WordPress
The first work after installing WordPress is do a very important thing – delete the install.php file from your wp-admin folder on your server. The reason is – this file you will never need and its just a fantastic way to keep a way open for the hackers. In various forum softwares, like VBulletin, this step is mandatory. Other file you need to delete is readme.html file from root of your WordPress installation folder.
WordPress Tutorial on .htaccess
.htaccess is itself a special topic. You can do various things with?.htaccess file, you will get very fun by testing various tweaks – but keep in mind – never overload your .htaccess file.
WordPress by default create the .htaccess file when you change the permalink structure. So, your second work is to go to Settings > Permalinks in your WordPress admin panel. Change it to?Month and name or Postname structure. An .htacess file will created at the root plus you will get meaningful urls for your posts.
Depending on your webhost, you can increase the php memory either from .htaccess or wp-config file. This is not a must step.
Another thing you must know about is file permission – chmod. Usually it is not safe to keep any folder or file to 777 in your WordPress installation, but depending upon the server type, you might have to chmod them to 777.
In the next articles on WordPress Tutorial Series, we will learn about what the basic Plugins and Themes you will need.