What is WordPress?
WordPress powers over 43.3% of all the websites on the Internet. Yes – more than one in four websites that powered by WordPress.
Here we hope to share some basic settings for beginners to friendly use wordpress as blogger, business.
Before using it, you need to have a host and domain, to be lucky, a dozen of host providers, like Bluehost, Dreamhost, Siteground offer one click wordpress install service as long as your purchase they host and domain.
Using a suitable Theme
After WP was installed on your domain, it is necessary to use an Optimized WordPress Theme, we recommend some theme marketplace: ThemeForest, which is one of the most popular premium WordPress market and offers Professional WordPress Themes & Website Templates from blog/magazine, corporate to retail, you can find you wanted theme, upload the theme in a .zip format, install and active it.
All basic settings and advanced settings, like plugin setting can be found in the left part of your admin panel.
Site title url, and tagline
we would set our title (will be also used as seo title), tagline (meta description) and links. WordPress address url and site address URL must be the same. Make sure that https is recommended.
usually, use Subscribe or Customer Membership for new users if you have any kind of community or you require registration
Must be language of your users or customers.
Recommend choosing the time format which is available for your country
Using static page option, choosing a page as homepage
Search engine visibility
Discourage search engines from indexing this site – Enable if you do not hope you site was index by search engines.
I have marked important options for you can change as your wish. Also, I recommend to approved comments by manually.
Please be remember, after few months of site’s running, your blog will be full of spam, do not worry by using plugin like Akismet to protect your site from spam.
We recommend to set the link of your site as postname, which is SEO friendly, Never use Plain option as they are ugly link and not SEO friendly.
Plugins are essential for the operation of the WordPress site, it can not be normal running without plugins, however, there are tons of them which enhance your site. And mostly they are free or cheap price.
How to easily install free wordpress plugins?
Add new plugins be found in the left part of your admin panel, type the keyword will find it, there are several plugins which you must install.
I think that SEO by yoast are the best
Optimize – Autoptimize
Editing – Classic Editor
We have did a tutorial about plugins in WordPress, you would see this articles.
As said in the beginning, it is time to configure how your site will look after your theme has been activated.
Some themes also provide One Click Demo Import, as long as you have installed and actived the import plugin, with ready settings, however, you must know how to change them and add your own settings.
Widgets can be found in Appearance – Widgets of the left panel.
Adding widgets to page can increase more content on your blog which is popular to users, each theme has there own widget areas and blocks, you can add widget to the specific page. Once you added widget, you can configure it.
Menu settings are alike to menu. In left panel you choose Appearance-Menu
1 Find the Screen options at the top right corner, Some screen elements can be shown or hidden at add menu items block by using the checkboxes, it depends on your Operating habits, then you can choose what you want to add in left side and click on “Add to menu button”.
2 add menu items
You can drag and drop items and place them under each other. If you want to add item as parent item and don’t want to add link to item, add symbol # instead of link
3 Choose a main menu
We suggest to use the main menu as your Primary Menu
When you finished menu settings, save it and refresh your site.
In order to distinguish your site and others site, your site must has own Logo and favicon, and this can be customized uner customizer.Click on Appearance – customizer, your site will turn to customize page, where you can upload your logo and favicon.
Add content to your new website which depending on your website theme and object, while WordPress has 2 enabled post types by default, Posts and pages. Posts or blog can be used to add main articles on site. Pages are for making different system pages, like homepage, about us, contact us and registration pages.
What is the Difference between post and pages, Posts can have own categories and tags. Pages don’t have any categories and tags, but they can have child pages.
We recommend to use the Class Editor plugin to edit the Posts and pages, because from 5 version of WordPress, WP use a special editor which is called Gutenberg, it is not easy to use for new beginners.
Once the general settings were finished, you can move to more advance. Wish you have a good start with WordPress
I hope this article would give you an efficient way to start your site with WordPress, and If you found this article useful, let us know in the comments section.