Remove unnecessary files

ProcessWire comes with several files that you will no longer need after installation.

The installer gives you the opportunity to remove these automatically, but if you didn't let it, or if it was unable to for some reason, you should remove them yourself. In either case, double check that these files/directories are removed after installation:

  • /install.php
  • /site-default/
  • /site-languages/
  • /site-beginner/
  • /site-blank/
  • /site-classic/
  • /site/install/

If you have any 3rd party modules installed that are no longer in use, uninstall and erase them from the file system.

Twitter updates

  • A review of weekly core updates, plus a simple recipe for a very effective listing cache—More
    24 June 2022
  • Weekly update: Making ProcessWire render pages at old WordPress URLs (or building a simple/custom URL router in PW): More
    17 June 2022
  • New post: ProcessWire now comes with just 1 site installation profile, the "blank" profile. It makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it— More
    10 June 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #424
    In the 424th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out the latest weekly update from Ryan, introduce a new third party module, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 25 June 2022
  • Starting a site with the “blank” profile
    ProcessWire 3.0.200+ comes with just 1 site installation profile, the site-blank profile. This profile makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it. 
    Blog / 10 June 2022
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