They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. With that in mind, this is the first of a series of posts about me exploring WordPress 3.0. I’m working on a new project involving a fresh 3.0 install, so I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts on the install process.
For one, it’s dead easy. Granted, Dreamhost lets you the one-click install thing, which takes care of all the messy db details, but I still remember going through a few more screens when I initially installed WP (granted, that was a few years ago, so maybe I’m wrong).
One interesting aspect of the one-screen config process is that you get to choose your admin account name, a great security feature
Another interesting tidbit (very bottom of the initial config screen) is the option to block search engines. For the moment I am blocking them, because this site is obviously not ready for prime time. Site visibility is managed in the Settings > Privacy page.
Mind you, that setting’s not unique to 3.0, I’d just never noticed it before.
Next up: probably something about child themes, or custom post types. I’ll be working with both those features.