13. The WordPress Toolkit: Themes and Security

Essential Tasks: Themes and Security

Now that you’ve got WordPress installed, you’ve got two essential tasks to carry out before you really have a WordPress-based website. You need to answer these questions that may not seem related at first:

• What do I want my site to look like?

• How can I ensure that all the decisions about my website are mine and not allow my site to be hijacked by data criminals?

• How do I ensure that I don’t lose data stored on my host’s server?

Why are these essential elements? The first might be obvious. Without a layout for your site, you pretty much have a page full of text in a monospaced font that all runs together with no paragraph separation. WordPress makes it relatively ...

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