Beginners Guide To Setup Newly Installed WordPress Blog
Hello Friends, in this post we are going to discuss on the topic how to set up the newly installed WordPress blog. WordPress is one of the most popularly used platforms for building websites. WordPress comes with lots of flexible options, you can either install the website using the Control Panel or via FTP access.
The WordPress blog can be set up quickly in a very short span of time, due to its user friendly dashboard. We are going to share the exact method to set up the blog using various plugins and step by step guide for completing the WordPress blog setup process. I also shared some plugins and extra points which can help you in improving your newly installed blog.
Newly installed websites can be hosted on shared hosting servers until the blog starts receiving heavy traffic on it. According to me new startup blogs doesn’t worth spending much money on hosting servers until the blog reach upto a certain level, where it starts receiving good amount of traffic or users.
WordPress default blog is not SEO friendly due to default settings, which needs some work after installation to make the site SEO friendly. To fix it by making all the essential changes in the Dashboard settings follow the below given step by step tutorials.
Necessary Changes You Should make for Newly Installed Default WordPress Blog:
- Basic WordPress Dashboard Settings.
- WordPress free Plugins and Few Important Premium Plugins.
- WordPress Free themes along with professional Premium Themes.
- Basic Ideas and importance of Logo.
- Speed optimization and its importance.
- Website Safety Tips.
- Advanced Ideas About Webmaster tool.
- Detailed information about Google Analytics.
- Adding Sitemap on your Site.
- Adding Robots.Txt
- Important pages and cookies.
1. Essential WordPress Dashboard Settings:
After installing WordPress successfully, login to your WordPress dashboard to make necessary changes. Firstly, I would prefer making quick changes in the permalink structure of the WordPress blog. It is because the worst thing about the WordPress default settings is its permalink [URL] structure, which comes in the form of page number/ID.
The default URL structure would look like the first example on the image; you can change the settings to any other type by making one click on save button. Do not get confused on choosing your URL structure, if your site is just a blog or a regular website you should consider using a post name or month and name. It is recommended to go with post name as it would be the most SEO friendly structure short and clean.
For a news website, you can go with multiple options for your URL structure such as Day and name, Month and name & post ID. For adding post ID structure URL of your News website, choose custom option and paste “/%postname%/%post_id%” followed by save button.
2. Free & Premium WordPress Plugins:
WordPress plugins are extremely beneficial and helpful in reducing the work for the webmasters who use WordPress platform. WordPress is today one of the most popular platforms in the whole world due to its user-friendly dashboard and incredible support from developers, who are coming up with creative and helpful themes, plugins, and other facilities for WordPress users.
The main reason behind using WordPress platform is its flexibility which saves huge amount of time. To boost up your work speed, you must use of few WordPress plugins which are essential for one WordPress user. Some of them are completely free to use and if you have some budget for your WordPress website you can even go for premium plugins for advanced features.
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3. Free & Premium WordPress Themes:
WordPress themes are available with lots of flexible designs and features all around the web fulfilling a different kind of requirements successfully. The main reason behind WordPress being used by millions of people around the world it because flexible themes and plugins available around the web, which reduces huge amount of time and work.
Basically, there are lots of free themes available in the market today, but most of the free WordPress themes are not ready for professional use. I never recommend using any WordPress theme due to its limited access in the theme editor and features, it kills the flexibility and professionalism in your website. However, if you don’t have professional themes or if you don’t have budget for buying professional themes I will be sharing Top 20 WordPress Free Themes list [Coming Soon], which are better for use if compared with other WordPress Free Themes.
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Logo is one of the most important thing you should be ready with before starting any website, company, organization or online business. It symbolizes your business and it helps a lot in branding your business which can later help you with lot’s of trust factor while expanding your business.
I personally recommend you to get started with professional logo before marketing your products or services in the market. It will be helpful in giving good brand value to your services and company for recognition purpose. Especially, if you are in online business owning a website, you must create or order one awesome professional logo for your site.
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5. Speed Optimization:
Speed optimization of the website is extremely important nowadays for providing user friendly experience. It leaves impacts positive effects upon the website SEO for better rankings in search results. To maintain the good speed of the website you can reduce the load of the site and use some cache plugins or CDN.
The loading speed of the website may depend upon various factors such as theme, Codes used on the site, server speed and more.
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6. Website Security:
Website security is one of the most important concern for any website. To prevent your site from various kind of malware affects and hacking attempts, you should keep your site clean. It is sometimes good to keep your site clean and away from the crowd, working silently and providing the contents to the right person. I had experienced it personally in my past time, when you reach a certain height you will find some haters who will be targeting your blog for leaving negative impact upon the site.
To stay away from all these impact, I personally prefer staying away from the crowed doing my own work for those people only who actually needs it.
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- How To secure WordPress By Using Security Plugins?
7. Google Webmaster:
Google Webmaster is one of the best medium to understand the growth of the site or the negative impacts upon the site in search rankings. It is very important to verify your website in Google Webmaster Tool for quick indexation and for tracking purposes.
Webmaster is best Tool if you can understand and use it properly you won’t have to spend time looking for other stuffs around the web.
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8. Track Website Traffic:
Tracking a website traffic of the site can be a fun work, or a motivator you can say. We work on a site spending hours and hours of time on it, the traffic of our site is the real motivator all the day which pulls us to work harder and keep focusing on work. To track the website traffic there are multiple tools the best one’s is Google Analytic.
Apart from Google analytics you can use jetpack plugin to check website traffic on the WordPress dashboard. Apart from this two tracking tool I don’t prefer or recommend using any other tools for tracking websites.
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Using sitemap and making use of sitemap on the right place of the site can be extremely helpful in terms of SEO. Sitemap basically works like a map of your site, which helps in directing Search Engine Spiders to crawl your site easily. Proper use of sitemap with placement on the right place can help your site index faster in search engine.
You can eventually add your sitemap on your webmaster tools for automatic indexation of your new post. Apart from that talking about the placement of the sitemap, it can be best if you place it on footer, sidebar or header of your website.
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10. Robots.txt File:
Robots.txt file is one of the common file which is ignored by many webmaster, which can be used for allowing or restricting web crawlers to crawl or access your particular files in your site. I personally recommend editing your default Robots.txt file from your site because there are certain part of your site which need not to be indexed by search engines.
You should allow search engines to crawl only those files which can help your site gain authority and weight of your site. You can also restrict crawlers to crawl some low quality pages from your site which exist in your site and doesn’t add much values.
- How to edit or add Robots.txt file in WordPress?
These are all the important points which one should take care while starting a fresh WordPress site. It can certainly help you start highly professional site to run any kind of professional business or blog. I personally recommend any WordPress blog to make all the above mentioned necessary changes.
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