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WordPress:
Getting Started
Queen City Media
Queen City Media @qcmny
Why WordPress?
• WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet.
• Content Management Syst...
Queen City Media @qcmny
First things first…..
Navigate to the “Users” area and
create a new user with
administrative privi...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Limit User Account Creation
Location: Settings > General
If you don’t provide additional
functiona...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Install BruteProtect
A Brute Force attack uses a bot to test thousands of passwords against your u...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Maintenance Set-UpLocation: Settings > General
• Set Time
Before taking your site live, check your...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Search Engine Optimization
• Confirm/Set Preferred URL
Location: Settings > General
Consistency in...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Install Yoast (Plug-in)Location: Plugins > Add New
Yoast’s plugin optimizes your website
for searc...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Deleting the Unnecessary
Remove Packaged
Plugins
Location: Plugins > Installed Plugins
WordPress, ...
Queen City Media @qcmny
Taking it Further
Install Favorite Plugins
Location: Plugins > Add New
Kraken.io – Simply the best...
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WordPress: Getting Started - A Complete Beginners Guide

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A complete beginner's guide to getting started with WordPress.

Learn about best practices and tips for launching your new WordPress website.

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WordPress: Getting Started - A Complete Beginners Guide

  1. 1. WordPress: Getting Started Queen City Media
  2. 2. Queen City Media @qcmny Why WordPress? • WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet. • Content Management System (CMS) • Free Software — free to download, install, use & modify. • Search engine friendly. • Safe & Secure — built with security in mind. • Easy to manage • Extendable by using themes & plugins — fully customizable.
  3. 3. Queen City Media @qcmny First things first….. Navigate to the “Users” area and create a new user with administrative privileges under a unique name. Next, delete the account titled “admin”. This is a quick and easy step that will go along way to making sure you website remains safe from attacks. Set/Change Admin NameLocation: Users > All Users
  4. 4. Queen City Media @qcmny Limit User Account Creation Location: Settings > General If you don’t provide additional functionality to registered users you should immediately uncheck the membership box labeled “Anyone can register”. I strongly recommend adding an additional step or even a membership plugin if you would like users to register for your site. With this enabled it is very easy for somebody to create a malicious script that creates user accounts on your site. This can create security issues or even crash your database. Safety first!
  5. 5. Queen City Media @qcmny Install BruteProtect A Brute Force attack uses a bot to test thousands of passwords against your user account to gain access to your site. Simply navigate to Plugins > Add New and search for “BruteProtect” after you install the plugin, you will have to request an API key that you enter in the plugin settings. That’s it! Location: WordPress Plugin Directory
  6. 6. Queen City Media @qcmny Maintenance Set-UpLocation: Settings > General • Set Time Before taking your site live, check your settings to make sure that everything synced to the correct timezone. • Site Title and Tagline Remember when you were installing WordPress and you were prompted to enter a site title and site description (tagline)? Did you choose a title and sub-title for your site or just put in a place holder? Maybe you’ve set your title but left site description blank. If you leave this field blank and your theme utilizes the site description functionality your visitors will be greeted with the cliche “Just another WordPress blog”.
  7. 7. Queen City Media @qcmny Search Engine Optimization • Confirm/Set Preferred URL Location: Settings > General Consistency in your preferred URL is important in preventing duplicate content issues. the site URL to be set to your preferred setting (http://www.example.com or http://example.com). • Clean Up Your Links! Location: Settings > Permalinks This tip is helpful for many reasons. Permalinks are often referred to as “pretty urls”. Because well, they just look better. There is also an SEO benefit to using relevant keywords in your post URLs.
  8. 8. Queen City Media @qcmny Install Yoast (Plug-in)Location: Plugins > Add New Yoast’s plugin optimizes your website for search engines, functionality and user experience. WordPress SEO allows you to set proper SEO title and meta description for posts/pages. These elements can great increase CTR in search results and improve page rank.
  9. 9. Queen City Media @qcmny Deleting the Unnecessary Remove Packaged Plugins Location: Plugins > Installed Plugins WordPress, by default comes packaged with 2 plugins: Hello Dolly and Akismet. Depending on your hosting provider you may also see plugins packaged by partners. For me, this is like cleaning up a fresh OS install; delete everything that you’re not going to use. Delete Sample Page, Post and Comments Location: Pages > All Pages, Posts > All Posts I don’t like sample content. If I didn’t create it, I don’t want it on my site. Give your site a fresh start and delete the sample page, post and comments created by default. If nothing else, It feels good to know you had a hand in creating every piece of content on your new site!
  10. 10. Queen City Media @qcmny Taking it Further Install Favorite Plugins Location: Plugins > Add New Kraken.io – Simply the best, most powerful image optimization tool out there. Save time, and space on your website for faster loads and less bandwidth usage. Velvet Blue URLs – Very useful when moving your WP site. Regenerate Thumbnails – Make a a change to your image sizes? This helpful plugin will take care of any thumbnail issues. Caldera Forms — A powerful, flexible form builder. Customize your forms, notifications and functionality to meet the needs of your site.

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