How to install WordPress using the One-Click Installer

To install WordPress at DreamHost, log into your panel and go to the goodies section at (Panel > ‘Goodies’ > ‘One-Click Installs’):

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DreamHost's Deluxe WordPress install is the default One-Click WordPress installation you can set up in your DreamHost panel. You can enable it by keeping the box checked in the screenshot above.

The Deluxe install comes with a few choice customizations to make it easy for beginners to get started such as free, open source themes from Automattic, a standard selection of plugins, and a security enhancement.

Themes

Includes a selection of free, open source, themes from Automattic.

Plugins

DreamHost's One-Click Install also includes the following popular plugins:

Though these plugins are installed by default for deluxe installations, you may need activate them in your WordPress dashboard by going to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Installed Plugins’.

Security enhancement

Additionally, this One-Click install adds protection against execution of scripts within your uploads directory.

In more technical terms, this means an .htaccess file with the following contents, within your /wp-content/uploads/ directory, is automatically added:

### Generated by DreamHost. DO NOT modify!!! ###
SetHandler no-handler
################################################

If your site is compromised through the placing of a malicious script in your uploads directory, the script is returned as a download when accessed. This keeps the script from running and helps to prevent further damage.

In the future, DreamHost will add additional security enhancements as well.

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