On NETTUTS.com today there's a new tutorial about installing and configuring a secure WordPress installation for your site.
A comprehensive WordPress installation, albeit simple to produce, often requires multiple steps '" many of which can easily be omitted accidentally. How many times have you forgotten to customize your permalink structure? How about adding in a sitemap plugin? What about changing your timezone? If you've installed WordPress more than once, chances are you've missed something. Take the following steps and you'll never miss anything again.
Some of the steps are larger - "Get WordPress from SVN", "Add .htaccess Rules", "Apply the 4G Blacklist" - and some are smaller changes like setting up profiles, changing read/write/discussion settings and generating a sitemap. This is a great guide even if you already have WordPress installed.