After having installed WordPress on your server it is time to put your batteries and take a series of actions that are very important. Enter and find out.
1. Install a theme that adapts well to your website.
You have thousands of free themes that you can search and install from the WordPress admin panel itself, it's very easy.
On the other hand, if what you want is a professional site you can get some premium theme payment. It is highly recommended by most professional bloggers.
2. Install a security plugin.
Believe it or not, there are many threats that can compromise the security of your blog. To avoid them there are many plugins that will improve the security of your installation by default.
The one that I use in my blog iThemes Security . I recommend it to you. Among many other things, it blocks the IPs that try to log in to your administration panel to take control by brute force.
3. Delete the default content
When you do a WordPress installation from scratch, files with default content are installed so you can create your blog quickly. Actually that content is not worth anything, besides it usually comes in English.
Delete the post " Hello world ", also the predefined page as well as the comment that comes with the installation.
]4. Friendly structure of your urls
For the SEO of your blog it is very important that you change the default structure of the WordPress urls. You must put the type: www.example.com/name-of-post .
5. Create a sitemap
A sitemap is a file with the structure of your website. It is very important for Google, so that your spiders can correctly index all the pages.
You can create a XML sitemap very easily with WordPress plugins. Once you have created it you must upload it to Google Webmaster Tools .
6. Install a cache plugin
It is important for the good performance of your website that you have installed a plugin that is responsible for managing the cache. Why? Because that way reduces the download times of the contents of your site and by increasing the performance of your hosting .
7. Install a backup plugin
One of the worst things that can happen to you when you have a site with WordPress is that your data gets corrupted, you are hacked or you simply lose control of your blog.
This does not usually happen with a CMS like WordPress but it's always better to prevent. For this I advise you to install a plugin for backups like Better WP Security .
One of the great advantages of this plugin is that you can make backups by programming them periodically and without need to be in front of the computer.
I hope you have understood that after installing WordPress you need to continue configuring it before writing. I recommend you to continue learning more about thebecause it is to invest time intelligently.
Customize everything you can to ensure and optimize your website.