Are you a newbie? This article and the instructions are for you.
You have installed WordPress. Working with this as it is an open source. But you are facing problems while using it. The sections of WordPress are so cool to set. Besides WordPress settings will secure and optimize your site. So let’s notify you with the following checklist.
Sections of WordPress settings
Once WordPress has installed, there will seem some necessary settings. These divide into three sections.
2. Intermediate settings and
Today’s’ article will help the beginners as a guide. The ensuing are the general settings in WordPress. This section will teach you the appropriate settings and why you need these.
Reset installation password
This is the first step after installing WordPress. Reset installation password will secure your account. Also, make your site vulnerable by avoiding the hacking problem.
Reset your password in this way-
LastPass is an alternative password generation software. Download it and let it generate strong site password.
Fresh WordPress dashboard
Welcome to the WordPress Dashboard. The second step is to create a fresh dashboard. Some unnecessary dashboard widgets and plugins together bundle up in WordPress cPanel software. So clean them from the dashboard.
Hide the unnecessary widgets through this settings. This will avoid confusion for beginners.
Setup website title
Before setting the tagline set website title first.
Save the settings after editing. Now the site title will show on your front page.
Set site tagline
A tagline is so important for any website. It represents the website branding and summarizes in it. WordPress has the first tagline “Just Another WordPress Site”. You have to change this tagline as it appears on search results.
Now a new title will appear in WordPress search results.
Site address and WordPress address
Edit your site address (URL) and WordPress address (URL). There are two ways- “www” or “HTTP” to edit the WordPress address field in the URL. Depending on this address field, the customers will find you.
To have a different home page based on URL-
Next, the homepage will show with model URL address.
Set the time and date
Want to know time and date while working?
WordPress gives the opportunity. WordPress will inform about weeks, date and time. Follow the process-
This feature of WordPress is so important for bloggers. Time and date will make the schedules of content to publish in the future.
Uncheck your site registration as you can control membership. This option helps to secure your site. Also, the spammers cannot register on your site.
Setup language preference
Don’t you know other languages except your native one?
No problem. WordPress has the option to change languages.
Some themes are ready for translation. You can translate blogs in your native languages.
Create new profile content
After fixing WordPress, it is common with “Hello World” post. Delete this pre-maid post and create a new one.
The fresh profile content will perform on your first page.
Generate basic site pages
After generating a new page, the above content will appear. So first generate basic site page in this way-
Note that, make a website menu before creating a basic site page.
Setup navigation menu
The most important part is to set up the menu. This will support you to control the parts of your account.
Save the menu and view it on the frontend.
Hide description after updating plugins
This part is much significant to the newbies. If you do not update plugins, will spam your site. So update the pre-packaged plugins and hide the description.
Setting permalinks is paramount. Why? While publishing posts and pages, WordPress permalinks control website URL.
Default permalinks settings changes into the custom structure.
The permalinks won’t change before publishing contents. Also before publishing the modification to 404 pages.
Update WordPress version
Always try to update with your WordPress versions.
Navigating to WordPress Dashboard
If there is an updated version, the dashboard will show
Press on “Please Update Now” option as in the image
The WordPress associates you with earning money. This one is the easiest Content Management System. So bloggers and web developers feel satisfied with it. Above general settings in WordPress will relief your worries after installing WordPress.
Follow those and leave comments if you face any problem.