12 Important things to do after installing WordPress

  1. Create a new Google account
  2. www.version
  3. Permalink structure
  4. Publish a new post
  5. Publish a new page
  6. Sidebar widgets
  7. Yoast SEO Plugin
  8. Generate Sitemap
  9. Submit sitemap to Search console
  10. Verify Search console
  11. Sign up Google Analytics
  12. Social Share plugins

1. Create a new Google account

Suggested format: [email protected]

2.www.version

wp-admin->Dashboard->Settings->General->wordpressaddressurl->

You need to change both WordPress address URL and Site address URL.

Some websites starts with www. and some websites dont. It is just a sub domain and many websites nowadays work without the www version but many famous websites are still running in the www version. Once you set up a particular version you should not change it later because all your search engines results will show whether this version or that version. So you have to decide on what you want.

Most important: Once you have done with it. Don’t ever change it again

3.Set up Permalink structure

Dashboard->settings->permalinks

A permalink is basically a URL structure that comes on your website.

Always select post name is what I would recommend.

Always make the url structure clean and that is what we call as SEO friendly URLs. People should be able to go directly into the page by typing the URL. Don’t worry while publishing the post you can edit the URL structure.

4.Publish a new post

Dashboard->posts->add new

Two types of editors

  1. Visual
  2. Text

When ever you are copying some content, it is better to paste it in a text editor.

Give Title-> Content->Save draft->edit perma link-> Add New Category-> Publish

Posts are attached with a date and it appears on the chronological order of the homepage of the blog.

5.Publish a new page

Dashboard->pages->add new

Pages are something which is not attached with a date. They are just static pages inside your WordPress blog.

 

6.Sidebar widgets

In most of the themes, you will see side bar with a lot of different widgets like recent posts, recent comments etc. This can be edited from the appearance session.

Dashboard->Appearance->Widgets-> Main side bar session

You can edit, remove what ever not required. You can Add image as well in the side bar.

The side bars totally depends upon the theme.

7.Yoast SEO Plugin

Dashboard->Plugins->Add new->Search for yoast

Yoast SEO->Install->Activate

Dashboard->Y Seo-> General->open configuration wizard->

Newsletter->Next->Production-> Blog->Person->Post(Visible)->Pages(Visible)-> Media(Hidden)-> Multiple Authors(No)->Get Google Authorisation Code

Google Search console will help you get indexed on the google search engine.

Google Webmaster->Search console->Add a property->

Yoast Seo->Get google Authorisation Code->Copy code-> Paste it->Authenticate->choose a profile->Next-> Website Name->Title Seperator-> Next-> Success-> Close

Google Webmaster->Verify the property->Alternate Method->HTML Tag-> Copy Meta tag->Wp-admin-> Appearance-> Editor->Theme header->Add it inside head along with other meta tags-> Go back and click Verify in google search console.

8.Generate Sitemaps

Dashboard->Plugins->Add new->Google xml sitemaps-> Install->Activate

Dashboard->Settings->xmlsitemaps->Click Update options->Check if site map has been created.

Domainname/sitemap.xml

9.Submit sitemap to Search console

copy sitemap->search console->sitemap->Add/test sitemap->submit->refresh the page

10.Verify Search console

Search console-> crawl-> fetch as google->submit url-> fetch and render-> request indexing-> go

check if it is indexed on google

site:domainname.com

 

11.Sign up Google Analytics

Google Analytics->sign up-> Account Name-> Website name->URL>Category-> Reporting time zone->India->Get tracking ID-> India->I Accept

Dashboard-> Plugins->Add new->Google analytics Simplified(Ankur Kumar)->Install-> Activate

Dash board->settings->google analytics->Copy tracking code -> Paste->setdomain->save changes

12.Social Share plugins

Dashboard->plugins->add new->social share-> plugin by AccessPress Themes->  Install-> Activate

Dashboard->Access press social share->select suitable-> save settings

Share options->select suitable-> save settings

Display settings-> Above content-> select theme->save settings

check by going to blog-> post

Now time to go ahead and try it all yourself

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Archana

Hi, I am Archana, an aspiring Digital Marketing Professional. This blog is dedicated to helping people learn about Digital Marketing.

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