complete post-install checklist. A great list with detail instructions.Although WordPress is easy to install and it runs out of the box, you should update some settings before starting to blog. Downloadsquad published the
- Create blog title, add email address
- Change your password
- Disable visual rich editor
- Add users
- Change the tagline
- Edit Membership permissions
- Set a date and time format
- Modify Reading and Writing settings
- Edit Discussion settings
- Modify Permalinks structure
- Pick a theme
- Customize your theme
- Write down CSS info
- Change title format
- Edit blogroll
- Edit the About page
- Add some categories
- Edit the example post for testing
- Install plugins
- Check blog and test plugins
- Create a favicon.ico
- Create a shortcut to the Dashboard / setup WordPress client
- Start posting
My own post-install checklist is similar but a simpler version. :)
Since mine is a single author blog, I do not need to add users and change membership permissions. If you have a multiple authors blog, I highly recommend you to install theplugin. It powers up WordPress user management.
I am using a, therefore I don’t bother to disable the visual rich editor. I will change the time different because server in US but I blog in Malaysia. I leave the date and time format as default.
For Discussion Options, I untick both two boxes under “E-mail me whenever:”. I don’t want to be flooded by emails. ;)
For Permalinks, I will use the custom structure:
/%postname%/ That’s it. Short and sweet!
“Write down CSS info” is a great tip! I should learn this earlier!
How about yours? Please share your own WordPress post-install checklist.
P.S. Have you notice it? Downloadsquad recommends my modified wordpress plugin —. :)