WordPress Settings Tutorial – Part 2
So, you’ve done all your keyword research. You’ve chosen the correct niche for you, and you have the business model picked out. You’ve also chosen and registered the right domain name for you. Hosting is set up, and even your one-click wordpress install is done.
You’re staring at the fresh new install, thinking ‘what now?’. What the hell are all those WordPress settings are supposed to be?
You’ve already got a ton of well-written keyword-rich articles written. You’re 100% ready to design graphics, and get posting. You’re raring to go, and can’t wait to get started.
If you’re at this stage in the game, I’m excited for you! You should congratulate yourself for coming this far, as lots of people don’t take action to get here.
So, you’re sitting there on the precipice, looking down at the WordPress dashboard, wondering what you need to do next. As you’re figuring things out, and working your way around the WordPress app, you come across a bunch of stuff you’re not sure about. Especially in the settings.
If you haven’t already, check out my first WordPress tutorial. It shows how to get the WordPress blog security set up. As soon as that’s done, it’s time to run through the settings, to get this blog working right for you.
What does all this stuff mean, and what are the best settings for blogging?
This is where I come in with this useful WordPress tutorial.
WordPress Settings Menu
You’ll notice on the left side of the screen, there’s a ‘SETTINGS’ menu, which has a lot of different sections to it. There are some that are important to change, some are not-so-important at all.
The First Screen of the WordPress Settings Menu – General Settings
I can tell you that changing a few of these settings, and getting your blog set up right, can make a difference when it comes to things like ranking for keywords on Google.com and other major search engines.
Now, I’m the first to admit that when I first started using WordPress, I didn’t even touch the settings at all. I just started using it, and posting blog posts.
Surprised by the simplicity of it all, I was super happy with what I was doing. As I began to use the site and the software a little more, and adding a few plugins, there were quite a few settings I realized I needed to change.
As I mentioned earlier, having the right settings definitely helps. When I committed blog suicide, I thought it would be a great opportunity to show you the best settings. This is something I do immediately after my initial install of the blog.
I do this before posting any blog posts, or even choosing my WordPress theme, but right after the first steps I take to secure the blog.
There’s a lot of information, and quite a few steps to go through. So I figured the easiest way to show you the best settings for most WordPress blogs, would be in a video.
Check out this video. I apologize for the length, but it does cover EVERY menu.
I also put together screenshots of each individual screen. You can bring those up seperately, or download them if you wish.