How to Configure Your WordPress Settings

It’s time to configure your WordPress installation! Now that you’ve installed WordPress, it’s time to finish setting up your website. In this module, we’ll adjust your WordPress settings, choose the perfect theme and install the essential plugins that will set you up for blogging success. At the conclusion of this module, you’ll be ready to start publishing content on your blog.

Begin with your user account. After launching a dozen or so websites, I’ve developed a certain order I always follow when establishing new websites. This helps me focus on the critical settings before I move on to more fun aspects of WordPress settings configuration, like themes and plugins. The first place I always start is my own user account. In this article, I’ll teach you how to set it up and develop the perfect author bio for your new niche website.

Adjust your other WordPress settings to maximize your search engine optimization. These simple adjustments will help your site load faster and rank better wtih Google. Although it doesn’t sound important right now, it’s essential for your success later on. Make these quick adjustments before you get started so you don’t forget later. 

Install and activate the best free WordPress plugins that can help you improve your SEO, make your site run faster, insert advertisements and so much more! Check out our can’t-miss list of the absolute best free WordPress plugins.

Choose one of the best free WordPress themes. Themes dictate the design and layout of your website. Your theme can make or break the success of your website, so it’s essential that you choose carefully. Here are the three best free WordPress themes – and a quick explanation of what makes them so incredible.

Design a logo for use in your WordPress theme. You don’t need to pay someone for this. We’ve developed a quick and easy strategy for creating your own free logos. Find it here!

Congratulations! Your settings are established and you’re ready to start adding content to your blog! Before we move on to posts, we’re going to add a few essential pages like the about page, contact page, privacy policy and terms and conditions. Stick with me, guys… We’re almost to the fun stuff!

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