Any suggestions for a new wordpress install would be appreciated. I'm semi technical, but I can't create mod_rewrite rules off the top of my head.
I used the beautiful one-click WP installer, and have verified it is up and working, so to speak (if barren).
Before I open access up, I'd like to change any file permissions, or restrict anything via specific .htaccess file blocks if that will help, security wise. I do have a fixed IP.
So far, I've only edited wp-config.php to have :
which works; any attempt to log in now goes over SSL, and the admin pages show up over https. I know that's barely scratching the surface of course.
Also, any quick pointers on how to insure this install doesn't become a hoggish app? I have read a bit about cache plugins, but if anyone has a favorite that has worked well at DH that's great. I do not know if the plugins that were installed by default were from wordpress.org, or picked by DH folks.
The defaults were (are) : Akismet, Disable WordPress Core, Disable WordPress Plugin Updates, Extended Comment Options, Hello Dolly, podPress, WordPress Hashcash, WP-FLV, ""WP Super Cache"". Most needed upgrades, which was pretty painless.
I know this is all beginner bits, but would love to see more in the Wiki. Edit Dates would help tell if something might / might not be as relevant. Numerous good articles still via http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Category:WordPress
Don't want to install the wrong cache, or theme, or widget, or . . . so am going to wait for a little group input first. I can leave it bare bones, and locked down to one IP for all of it for the moment, until it's ready to hit daylight.
Thanks in advanced for your input, more experienced WP folks
responses to this thread will be emailed to me, thanks.