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..
To do this go to Settings>>Privacy settings and choose the option
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
2.By using custom structure you can change your permalink like that of blogspot,to do this copy the structure below
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.