What Are The Things To Do After WordPress Installation?

After the swift 5minute installation, there are some 5+ things for you to do.

You can follow the instructions to get familiar with WordPress.

Configure the Permalinks

It is a very important step to do because configuring your permalinks option converts your unreadable url in a readable page url.

To do this, go to “Settings” > “Permalinks”

To choose how your url should look like, visit “Common Settings”, choose an option and click the “save changes button”

Install Some Essential Plugins

After installing WordPress there are some important WordPress plugins that you have to install. These essential plugins may include, Askimet, All in One SEO Pack, Gooogle Analyticator, Google XML Sitemaps, PageMash, W3 Total Cache, WordPress Database Backup.

Choose Your Desired Theme and Activate It

Just after installing WordPress, the standard theme appears. This theme may look weary or you may don’t like it. No problem! As there are many theming options for a lot of elegant themes.

Either you can buy a commercial theme, or utilize software to create your own innovative themes or simply download and activate a free theme from WordPress themes.

Exactly, the easiest is to install a free theme.

Go to “Appearance” > “Themes” (in the left menu). Click on the “Install themes” tab on the top of the page. Search for a theme (click on the “Search” button). Select a theme from the search result list, click the “install” link.  Activate this new theme.

Add your Categories

After installing only one category appears. For more you can create as much as you desire.

Go to “Posts” > “Categories”. Add a new category by filling in the fields. Click the “Add new category” button.

New category will appear.

If you want to change the default category, go to “Settings” > “Writing”.  Select another category next to “Default post category”. Click the “Save changes” button.

Add You RSS Feed To Google Feedburner

The great thing is that WordPress can create RSS feeds. But we will take benefit from Feedburner as it has a lot more features. Just visit you Google account and add your feed to Google Feedburner plainly in 3 easy steps.

Go to http://feedburner.google.com, Sign in. Add your feed, this feeds starts with “http://”, followed by your domain name, and followed by “feed/” (for example, http://www.wordpressninja.com/feed/)

Congrats! You have a Feedburner RSS Feed.

Claim you blog at Technorati.com

Technorati is among the most important blog directories and it’s important to add your bog in their directory. To do this, just sign up and claim your blog

DONE!

Thanks to WordPress for enabling the successful blog creation with easy installation and even easier processing. Enjoy!