Default WordPress settings are not SEO friendly and you need to change the settings after installing the WordPress. Don’t worry, it’s very simple and does not require any technical knowledge. You can easily change the settings with the help of this guide. Let’s check the Essential Settings after Installing the WordPress.
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Now we need to change the settings after installing the WordPress.
Essential Settings after Installing the WordPress:
- Delete Default Posts, Pages and Comments:
- Change The Permalink Structure:
- Change General Settings:
- Enable/Disable User Registration:
- Change WordPress Discussion Settings:
- Update WordPress Ping List:
- Configure Reading Settings:
- Install Theme
Delete Default Posts, Pages and Comments:
By default, some demo posts and pages will be published on your WordPress account after installing the WordPress. Now you need to delete that demo posts, pages and comments.
Login to your WordPress dashboard go to Posts > All posts and delete “Hello World” post.
In the same way, go to pages and delete sample page.
Finally, go to comments and delete default comment.
Change The Permalink Structure:
A permanent static hyperlink of a web page is called permalink. Generally, it’s a link to your blog post. Default permalinks settings are not SEO friendly. So you need to change the permalink settings.
Go to settings, permalinks and select the post name as permalink structure or you can use custom structure.
Permalinks with post keywords help you to get high rank and good traffic to your website.
Change General Settings:
Now you need to change the general settings of your WordPress blog. Go to settings and click on general settings and change the site title, tagline, time zone, date format, time format and click on save to save the settings.
Enter your “Site Title” and “Tagline” properly as these are very important and helpful to display in the google search.
Enable/Disable User Registration:
Make sure to decide you want a multi-user blog and want to accept guest posts from other bloggers or you want to be the sole author of your website. If you want to accept guest posting you must enable user registration.
In general settings, mark anyone can register button and change the new user default role to the contributor.
If you don’t want to accept guest posting, don’t mark anyone can register button.
Change WordPress Discussion Settings:
Here you need to change the comment settings and default article configuration. Check the below screenshot and change accordingly.
Update WordPress Ping List:
By default WordPress only pings one service. You can notify more ping services by adding more pings list.
Go to settings> writing and update the ping services. You can get the WordPress ping list from here.
Configure Reading Settings:
By default, WordPress will show the posts on home page. If you want to create any custom home page here you can add a static homepage to your website as the front page and need to assign another page to publish your post.
After installation, WordPress comes with only three themes. These themes have not advanced features so that you need to change them for better SEO.
Designing your blog is the most important aspect. Visitors will like only best-designed blogs which look perfect. Choose a correct theme which looks professional, makes the blog attractive and easy to customize. There are so many free and premium themes are available. If you have knowledge on designing and SEO you can use a free theme and design yourself or else go with a premium theme.
If you want to change the blog’s template go to dashboard > themes then select a theme and customize the theme. If you want to customize the present theme directly click on customize option on the current theme. Here you can add site title, tagline, logo, menus, widgets and static front page. You can Change the background color and fonts for your blog.
Whenever you installed new WordPress make sure to configure these essential settings.
Once you’re done setting up your website, then you need to install the plugins. A plugin extends the performance of the website and you can do almost anything that you imagine with the help of the plugin.
Check below guides.
If you are completely new to WordPress, these essential settings after installing WordPress will helpful to you.
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