Search Engine Optmizationwordpress update files to delete

WordPress just updated to Version 3.8, and is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. It’s the most beautiful update yet with a modern new design. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Read more about it here.

So with the new WordPress 3.8 update, make sure to log-in to your FTP client and delete the files that could cause a security concern.  These files will not effect your WordPress functions, but could give a hacker clues to your current version, as well as key files for a potential hack.

wordpress update files to delete

The files can be found in the WordPress Root: license.txt, readme.html, and wp-config-sample.php
As well as in wp-admin/install.php

These files have to be deleted every time you use the Dashboard to update your WordPress to the latest version.  Better to be safe than sorry.