Important Settings After Installing WordPress


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This post is part of our WordPress Series and in this post, you'll learn how to setup after fresh installation of WordPress?



Important Settings After Installing WordPress


Whenever you install WordPress, it'll be just a stock installation with some demonstration like dummy post, dummy pages, dummy comments and more. There're many things that you have to customize for your website or your readers. So let's know the important settings that you have to do first after installation WordPress:

Delete the Default Post and Page:


Login to your WordPress Dashboard and then go to Posts > All Posts and then delete the default "Hello World" Post. Similarly, go to Pages > All Pages and delete the default "Sample Page" too. To delete both of these, click on the link of the trash.

Setup the WordPress Permalink:


WordPress's default permalink is something like this- http://yourdomain.com/p=123
This permalink is small but It's not friendly to the search engine.
You've to change to make it Search Engine Friendly.
Go to Settings > Permalink and select Post Name and click on Save button. This ensures that when your permalink comes in the search engine, then it will have some keywords, and your blog post will rank great in the search engine.



Set your time zone:


When we install WordPress, we set up Site-Name and Tag Line. You can change this from the settings page at any time.

This's where you configure the homepage name and tagline. This's very important because the default is shown in Google Search. Email address will be the email address of your site's admin and on this same, you'll receive all the email notifications related to your site.
Make sure that you set your time zone to local time, it will make sure that your scheduled post will be published at the right time.




Disable the user's registration:


It's always a great idea that you keep the registration open. If you are creating a website like www.monetizeindia.com which gives guest posting permission, spam registration will be a pain. But if you are a sole writer and people do not need to register on your site, I would recommend you disable WordPress registration. For this go to Settings > General.


WordPress's Discussion/Comment Settings:


This's the section you need to set up immediately after installing WordPress. Just follow the screenshot below and mark those fields in front of the same as shown.




WordPress Ping list:


By default, WordPress ping only ping service, you can notify by expanding the ping service and many more services. To add more ping list go to Settings > Writing. You can get a large list of Ping List on this page.

Quick Recap

  • Delete the Default Post and Page
  • Setup the WordPress Permalink
  • Set time zone
  • Disable/Enable user's registration
  • WordPress Threaded Comments
  • WordPress Ping List



If you want to know how to install WordPress then read our previous posts of www.monetizeindia.com


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