Struggle with wordpress blog startup? Initial settings for wordpress blog
First of all, i am saying that this article is for those whore are completely unfamiliar with wordpress. If you are newbie in wordpress dashboard, don’t feel you don’t know nothing about wordpress blog. WordPress is simple and easy to manage and handle blog posts.
Those who were not used wordpress dashboard till they start their blog may not know the initial settings and management of wordpress dashboard. I am going to introduce the basic settings and adjustments for wordpress blog dashboard one by one.
Display Your Latest post in blog’s homepage
Main function of a blog is to produce quality contents and information to its readers. Regular readers of a blog continuously visits a blog if there are new articles posted. Articles posted by an author should be shown on the home page of a blog. Latest article posted should be shown first in the list and before that will be shown in the second position and so on…
Here comes the advantage of reading settings in wordpress blog. You have to show your last posted blog in homepage’s first in list.
Change reading settings
To change reading settings in your wordpress dashboard to show your latest post. Go to wordpress dashboard, on the left hand side of the dashboard you will see settings. When you just placing your cursor on settings, a drop-down list will appear on right side which has listed genera, writing, reading, discussion etc. Next you have to select reading settings.
Front page displays:
Yes, this is the settings to display front page for your blog. please select or chose “your latest posts” to show your blog posts posted last time.
Important Note: There is one important setting to check. Fifth settings on this page, i.e, Search Engine Visibility. You should never check this option which will discourages your blog or website indexing in search engines. You should have to promote your blog via seo and other major traffic generating techniques. So please move tick form the box appearing straight of Search Engine Visibility.
Settings for making a usual website
If you are not blogging or you are building a website for your business, there is no need to posts articles. You have to posts only few articles about your services and company news. So you have to build an excellent homepage for your company website or your services. For this you need to change the settings. Before that you need to create pages for your website such as home page, portfolio, services, contact etc. Besides creating these pages in your wordpress dashboard, you have to create a page called “blog” to posts news and updates of your company or services.
Then come to change the settings for a website using wordpress. On reading settings in your wordpress dashboard, select “a static page”, when you selecting , the two drop-down list below it will be active which drop listed all the pages you have created in wordpress.
On front page, you need to select “HOME” to set that page as your homepage. When you go on your website address, that home page will be get.
Next you have to select a post page for your website, you can select “BLOG” as post page where your all posts are showed. You can set the pages in your website menu.
This is an important setting for your blog which have high influence on SEO strategies. Permalink is the url of the blog post that you have posted. The url of the post http://yourdomain.com/something/ is referred to as permalink.
There are six kind of permalinks available.
Default permalink : This is permalink structured with page id. When you creating a page or posts, if you are set the permalink as default, the page url will be like this http://yourdomain.com/?p=123. I do not recommend this for your blog which will have no effect in SEO strategies.
Day and name : This is another permalink structure where the url will contains name of the post and the date of the post you have posted. Which can be used as permalink for your blog.
Month and name This permalink structure will generate the url for the post with the month and year of the post posted and name of the post. This is also recommended.
Numeric: Numeric structure of will give the archieved url.
Post name: By choosing this permalink, will generate a url with name of our blog post followed by domain name. I recommend to use this permalink, which will our posts highly visible in search engines.
How to stick a specific post on homepage?
If you have a post that you wish to stick always in home page or front page. There is solution for this by doing a simple step. When you writing a blog post, you can find publish section in the right top corner of your post. In the preview section, under visibility, chose public. And when you selecting it as public you have to select option to stick the post on home page. please check the box by ticking “Stick this post to the front page” and stay it in your front page.
I think this article will be highly helpful for those who are newbie to wordpress and wish to get start blogging with wordpress. I will post all the guidelines of blogging with wordpress.
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