WordPress New Site Checklist

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WordPress New Site Checklist

  1. Create Home Page
  2. Create Blog Page and put the following on it, “Do not edit this page.  You’ll be wasting your time if you do, and time is hard enough to come by as it is.”
  3. Settings > General > Change Site Title and Tagline
  4. Settings > Reading > Select A static page > Pick homepage for Front page, Pick blog page for Posts page
  5. Settings > Discussion > Deselect Allow people to post comments on new articles.  (Third checkbox.)
  6. For any existing Posts or Pages:  Go to list of Posts or Pages > Check all > Bulk Actions > Edit > Apply > Comments to Do not allow > Update
  7. Settings > Media > Deselect Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders
  8. Plugins > Install WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam
  9. Plugins > Install NextGen Gallery
  10. Plugins > Install Imsanity
  11. Plugins > Install WordFence
  12. Plugins > Install Yoast SEO


By |2017-04-05T03:44:40+00:00May 16th, 2016|Website Development, WordPress|0 Comments

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A born-and-bred New Yorker, Scott lives in White Salmon, WA nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Scott's background includes working in advertising in New York City, as Captain of a 47' sailboat, and as Executive Director of a trade association. Truth be known, he'd rather be snorkeling in the Caribbean.

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