Must do WordPress settings for new blog after install

Have you finished installing wordpress.Then there are some essential settings to change in your WordPress Blog after installation…

To make it easy ,I have made a list of all the must do settings one must do to improve sites performance.

WordPress Privacy settings

Make your blog visible to all the search engine robots.Sometimes when installing wordpress your blog will not be made visible to all the search engines..

best permalink structure,SEO permalink

 

To do this go to Settings>>Privacy settings  and choose the option

Security check

Security is most important. Sometimes your username for wordpress will be admin.If so change it using this WordPress username changer plugin otherwise you will make your blog easy for the hackers..

Update WordPress ping list  settings

By default Wp pings only one ping  site.If you want google to index your site soon you have to extent this ping list.Here is my most working ping list of 2011

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://ping.myblog.jp
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://bblog.com/ping.php

Check out the complete Latest WordPress Ping list for 2013 which i using for my blog posts to get indexed faster.

Make sure you don’t end up as a ping spammer, have maxblogger  ping optimizer plugin installed to ping only the new posts only once and not every time you edit an old post.

Change your wordpress permalink structure

By default your permalink structure will be something like this www.Domain-name/p=567

You can change your structure according to your need

1.Go to Settings>>Permalinks option

permalink structure,

2.By using custom structure you can change your permalink like that of blogspot,to do this copy the structure below

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

The above are the important settings to make in your wordpress and  if you don’t like the default  appearance you can change it easily

Other WordPress Tips:

Change colour if you like blue

You can also Change your default  colour if you want to

To change the colour ,go to Settings>>General tab

If you think that i have left some must do settings do mention it below..

Your comments are always welcome.

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