It must speak volumes about WordPress as a product when I say that when I create a website I will 99.9% of the time use WordPress to run it with. In my eyes it makes so much more sense to use it instead of spending hours and hours editing a HTML site like I used to.
But although WordPress is the king of CMS to many of us it is still far from perfect, in fact it comes with some annoying features that many of us delete as soon as we install the script. Quite frankly we wonder why the makers of WordPress insist on putting them in.
1. Hello World Post
I can understand why this is included, this is the default first post that is created when you first install WordPress. Some people tend to edit this but I prefer to delete it and post my own content in its place.
2. Sample Page
Again I understand why this is included, it is included to show you what a page can look like, you should delete this straight away as if you leave it up it will just make your site look unprofessional and will scare off visitors from returning as they will think your site is not being updated.
3. Default Uncategorized Category
OK I wouldn’t delete this but I would certainly change the name of it to something better as it looks ugly as it is.
4. Hello Dolly Plugin
I have NEVER understood why this plugin is included in the download, the oonly reason I can think of is that the makers of WordPress are MASSIVE fans of the song made famous by Louis Armstrong in the 1960s. All it does is display lyrics from the song on the admin panel.
Get rid of it!
5. Default Blogroll
When you install WordPress you will notice a list of links pointing at various pages of the WordPress site that you will probably never visit. These should be removed and replaced with your own links as soon as you have the time, again it will make your site look unfinished.
These are the things that I personally delete, what about you? What do you delete when you first install WordPress? Anything that I have missed?