I'm rebuilding a site (basically moving content) onto a WordPress platform and I don't want to miss out on any vital technical aspects. The old site was hand-coded in HTML and I will most likely create brand new posts in WordPress and redirect the old addresses/URLs to the new ones.
"Technically" what do I have to know about WordPress?
I am thinking about using virus protection plug-ins, anti-spam plug-ins and learning to create back-ups. Not sure what else should I focus on. Please advise me if I'm missing out on anything.
I don't want to commit major mistakes when building a new site.
By the way, I'm 100% new to WordPress, just learning now