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 â€” 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 youâ€™ve installed WordPress more than once, chances are youâ€™ve missed something. Take the following steps and youâ€™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.