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Today, as I did a one-click WordPress install on the new hosting space for our website, I thought about the controversy over whether or not to use a 1-click install. Whichever you use, the most important thing to note is WHY some techs are suggesting not to use the 1-click method.

Understanding their concerns requires understanding how WordPress works, and it's always a good idea to know something about your software. One of the issues they bring in this article is "salts and keys".

If you have a copy of your website files ... and you SHOULD have a copy of your website files, you can see what they mean in the wp-config.php file. It looks like this ...

define('AUTH_KEY', 'hvsryeohv65iswkap0rqmtk8fec1rnppturef7dcwn73v639xhwhutcyifbyiigi');
define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', 'dlqq8ciyuwpcdggqp9a3rpkr7nse7tpgwl20iyyyvvvkhmdhob1cr3ilkb39gkq5');
define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', 'nh7aqnrgz4k7bpnlzk808j2lfhwoynf9aintf6j4rukwubm8s2hdmx6hqwml2uzn');
define('NONCE_KEY', 'spxlabswjlsss7pibx7a1l4d8t7ez1zhoifpaj3oqiuhtr4qq74xsrxhwx84zcga');
define('AUTH_SALT', 'uqtvmut8xoyexx2mv0kgg8kjd8fdq62migkf7bqoy21nmzpnk3rfqervsq7c5vnh');
define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'gtg36ifb4b6e9kj16ccgztcxj7o39geuyqjjgzybn07jjudfvbetps002nvbvksi');
define('LOGGED_IN_SALT', '22xdenmqzoieeudumhzvs4nyheqhtorljmftjduamlcbup38ra1f98sarrdeczms');
define('NONCE_SALT', 'cjouysll9urklrpl2bea9f1dv2t2gltgwtfkpqtitjai6oqomy9ycvmfr0juutzn');