Setting up WordPress

1) How to start building a website with WordPress (Requirements)
2) How to install WordPress
3) Setting up WordPress
4) Themes
5) Plugins
6) Widgets
7) How to use WordPress
8) Some general tips

Chapter 1: User profile and user settings
Chapter 2: WordPress website settings
2.1 Privacy
2.2 Date format, Blog title, Blog tag line, ...
2.3 Defining what the URL should look like
2.4 Defining a first page and a blog posts page or remove the blog if you want to use WordPress without a blog
2.5 Navigation menu settings
2.6 Defining the size of the text box to write a post or page and more

Chapter 1: User profile and settings

Once you logged in after installing WordPress you will see this page:

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On the left side menu go to Users, Your profile. Enter a nickname of your choice, some Biographical Info if you want, type in a new password and hit Update Profile.

I would also recommend you to check the “Disable visual editor when writing” since it easily causes some problems. The result looks much cleaner when working without it and you have to have it disabled for a lot of the tutorials you find on my website and in my E-Book to work as described.

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Chapter 2: WordPress website settings

2.1 Privacy

Under Settings, Privacy you can choose whether you want your Blog to appear on search engines like Google or not.

2.2 Date format, Blog title, Blog tag line, ...

Unser Settings, General you can define a lot of things like the Date format, The Blog title and The tag line.

2.3 Defining what the URL should look like

Settings, Permalinks is also really important to me. I usually choose Custom and type

/%postname%/

into the field. So the URL of a post on my Blog will look like
wpfaq.org/demo/TitleOfThePost/
Since it’s not a Daily-Blog I don’t mind about the date a certain post was added hence I don’t want it to appear in the web address of the post.

2.4 Defining a first page and a blog posts page or remove the blog if you want to use WordPress without a blog

Per default WordPress sets the blog as the landing page. So when people type your domain into the browser they will first see your Blog posts.

If you would like people to see a static page first add a new page to WordPress which will then be the landing page, go to Settings, Reading and under Front page choose the page you would like your visitors to see first.

Since you've chosen to have a static page as the first page of your website you now need to define add a new page for the blog posts. Once you add the page go to Settings, Reading and under Posts page choose the page you want to have the Blog on.

If you don't want to have a Blog on your WordPress created website under Settings, Reading, Posts page choose - Select - and don't use Posts, using only Pages instead.

Always remember to hit Save changes.

2.5 Navigation menu settings

Go to Appearance, Menus. Hit Create menu and type a name for the menu. On the left side you see a list of all the pages of your website. There you can choose which pages of your website you want to have displaying in the navigation menu. Just select them and click Add to menu. You can then rearrange the pages by dragging them into the right position. You can also add external links just by typing in a name and the URL.

Once you're happy with your menu hit Save menu. Under Primary Navigation select the menu you created. Save.

2.6 Defining the size of the text box to write a post or page and more

Under Settings, Writing, Size of the post box you can define the size of the box in which you type when writing a post or page. I use 30 lines.

In the next step we have a look at Themes.
Proceed to: Step 4 - Themes.

This FAQ is also discussed in my WPFAQ.org E-Book (sample)

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