After creating a blog on WordPress, your work does not end. Now you have to do some important settings so that your blog can be search engine friendly. Default WordPress installation is not SEO friendly But with some configuration, you can make it SEO optimized. Today in this article we will tell you some essential setup you must do after installing WordPress.
5 Essential Setup After Installing WordPress
1. Delete Default Post, Page, and Comment
When we install WordPress, we get a demo post, page, and comment on our WordPress site and these contents are not useful. So, simply log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on Posts >> All Posts then delete the default “Hello world” post.
Repeat the first process for deleting page and comment.
2. Set your timezone
To set your time zone for your blog click on Settings >> General. Set your blog’s time zone according to your local time so that when you schedule a post, they will be live according to your schedule.
Furthermore, you can change your blog title and tagline from this settings page and also set your admin email address.
3. Set up WordPress Permalinks
WordPress comes with 5 different types of permalink structure but Default Permalinks structure is not SEO friendly. You can see the example below.
This permalink is short but not the search engine friendly. Therefore visit Settings >> Permalinks and select Post Name then click on Save Changes button.
4. Setting up WordPress Discussion or Comments
For this, go to the Settings >> Discussion page and set it according to the given screenshot.
5. Updating WordPress Ping List
By default, WordPress gives you popular ping service. But also you can add more ping services to this list and notify them by updating the blog post. To update ping service go to Settings >> Writing and scroll to update service section then add your ping service.
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