WordPress Is Installed, Now What?

WordPress is installed onto your hosting account, now what is the next step?

You will notice you have a “bare bones” site. Don’t worry about the cosmetic look of the site at this point. It’s a brand new site, and you’re not getting any visitors, so it doesn’t really matter how it looks.

Here are the next 3 steps:

  1. Change your Site Title and Tag Line. This option can be found under Settings—>General
  2. Change your permalinks setting to “Postname”. This option can be found under Settings—>Permalinks
  3. Add a new post.

The video below walks you through these steps and includes additional tips:

When adding your first post, do not over complicate it or over think it. It doesn’t not have to be best thing you’ve ever written. Just get a first post up, try to shoot for at least 300 words (more if possible), and also a picture.