Are you excited about your new art blog? In this post, you will discover how to configure WordPress Settings step by step so you can get the most out of WordPress.
How To Configure WordPress Settings
The General settings on your WordPress site are straightforward, but you will want to address them before you start posting your content.
How to Locate General Settings in WordPress:
Hover over the “settings link” on the left sidebar.
Click on “General link”.
Now you are on the general settings page.
Here you will see:
Site Title – This should already have your title in it. If it doesn’t, type the name of your blog in there.
Tagline – The default tagline is “Just another WordPress site”. Change this to what best describes your blog.
WordPress Address URL – This is your domain name. Make sure that it has http:// in front of your domain name. Example – http://www.yourdomain.com.
Site Address URL – You will want this to be the same as the WordPress Address URL.
Email Address – Type in your working email address.
Membership – Leave unchecked.
New User Default Role – This should already be on the Subscriber.
Timezone – Add your timezone.
Date Format – Choose the date format that you would like. I use the top one.
Time Format – Choose the time format that you would like.
Week Start On – Choose the day your week starts on. I have it set to Monday.
Language – Choose your language.
Click Save changes.
Congratulations you are now ready to start designing and branding your art blog.
After Configuring WordPress Settings
You will want to change the permalink settings prior to posting your first blog post.
Visit How To Change Permalinks In WordPress for a step by step guide.
At this point, you might be thinking about what WordPress Theme would be best for your online art business.
Here are some helpful posts to help you make the best decision.
How to Grow Your Blog Traffic
After you have become familiar with your WordPress dashboard, you will want to focus on creating content that will drive traffic to your site.
Here are some helpful articles to get you started:
- How My Blog on Art Marketing Reached 25,000 Monthly Views
- How to Write Pillar Content and Why it is Important for Artists
- How to Write an Editorial Calendar That Will Generate Traffic
- List Posts Generate Traffic
This is a very exciting time for you. Now that you know how to configure WordPress settings, you are one step closer to being able to sell your art to people around the world.
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