7 important steps after installing WordPress to get started in WordPress in the best way possible is something we are going to discover in this post.
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Although WordPress is a content management system with a user-friendly interface and easy to use, we must also keep in mind that getting started with WordPress is not limited to just installing it and requires other steps as well. In fact, after installing WordPress, your site is not ready to use and you need to go through several steps until the site is fully prepared, officially launched and content is provided to your contacts. In our today’s article, we are going to cover some of the most important steps after installing WordPress.Be with us
1- Complete website information and change settings
WordPress asks you for the website title during installation, but not the site description or slogan and for this reason, we see many WordPress websites that even after launch, the slogan “another site with WordPress” to Show! If you do not want your website to be one of these websites, after installing WordPress, go to General Settings and change the short introduction of the website to your liking. In this section, it is better to change other settings too, such as time zone, date structure, time structure, and start day of the week according to what you need.
Next, if you don’t want strange comments come to your website sometimes, go to the conversation submenu from the settings menu, and in the “Before a comment appears” section, and enable the “Comments must be accepted manually” option.
2- Remove additional content:
WordPress adds a sample page, sample post, and sample view to your website during installation. After completing the installation, refer to the posts, pages, and comments section, remove this sample content from your website. Another thing we recommend you to do is remove the extra templates in WordPress. All you have to do is go to the Theme submenu from the Display menu and delete the existing default templates. Of course, keep in mind that at this stage, if you have not yet installed a new template on your website, you will not be able to delete one of the default WordPress templates that are currently active on the Website.
3- Choose a suitable template:
If we want to tell the truth, the default WordPress templates are one of the worst! So after installing WordPress, one of your most important steps will be to choose the right template for your website. If you are looking for free templates, it is better to choose them from the most reliable place, the official repository of WordPress templates. All you have to do is go to the theme submenu from the View menu and then click Add New theme at the top of the page. By clicking here you can read the complete guide on installing the WordPress theme.
WordPress is a complete content management system, but you have to add many of the features that you need by using plugins. For example, if you decide to turn your website into a store website, you will need the WooCommerce plugin, and you may also need related plugins for other features that you need. As for plugins, keep in mind that your safest reference for downloading free plugins is the official WordPress website. Therefore, do not download the plugin from any source and do the necessary checks before installing the plugins for their security and reliability
5-Secure the website:
Securing the website is one of the most important steps in setting up any website. After installing WordPress and it’s time to secure it. In addition, another important point is to use SSL on your website. Note that to avoid any problems and complicated steps, we recommend that you install WordPress on your website from the beginning with https.
6-Connect the website to Google Analytics:
If you want to have a successful website, you need to be able to identify strengths and weaknesses, scrutinize statistics, user preferences, highlights, identify valuable entries, and the like on your website. Everything will be possible for you by connecting your website to Google Analytics. we believe that by using this service you can get the best statistical information about your website and your site users. Therefore, we recommend that in the next step, be sure to add the code related to this service to your website so that the statistical data of your website is collected in this service and made available to you.
Now, if for any reason you are not comfortable with this service, you can consider another service in this field for your website. But in any case, don’t forget to use reliable statistical service and keep in mind to use a service that doesn’t slow down the loading speed of your website due to out of reach and similar cases and is reliable.
After going through all the steps we have already mentioned, your website is now at a stage where it can be said that it is almost ready to start your work completely. So this point can be the best point to create a complete backup of your website. Note that not only should you make a backup of your website in this section, but from now you should make a full backup of your website at an appropriate time, especially before each change and even after each successful change. You will realize the value of a reliable backup when a part of your site crashes due to an update or an inadvertent error and the like, and this is where these backups will come to your aid like a rescue angel. So always take this seriously and don’t simply ignore it.
What steps do you take after launching your website? If you missed a step, don’t forget to share it with other users in the comments section and help others to set up a successful WordPress website