So, you have a great idea for an online business & you’re ready to launch your website using WordPress. Great! Your next step is to decide which WordPress platform will fit your need. Should you use the free WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress.org?
It can certainly be tricky at first. I remember when I first started with WordPress 10 years ago, I was confused, to say the least. To help you understand the differences between the two, I put together an article and handy infographic to compare WordPess.com against WordPress.org, so you can decide which platform is right for you.
WordPress is the most popular and admired CMS in the world. Thanks to it’s endless features, working on a WordPress website is pure bliss. The only thing you need to ensure is that you get all the steps of creating, launching and then maintaining a WordPress website right, from the very beginning.
Now, if you are a novice in the field of WordPress, this may seem like a daunting task. However, with a little help from the right source, you will be able to master WordPress quite easily. Alternatively, even if you are a WordPress expert, there may be times when you miss out on some important detail, which may later affect the overall working of your website.
So wouldn’t it be great to have a checklist which includes all the possible steps involved in starting a WordPress website?
I’ve installed WordPress, what’s next? If you find yourself asking this question, keep on reading as we have listed out the next steps that we usually perform after WordPress installation.
1. Change the default Admin nickname and password
By default you’re using “Admin” as a nickname which is displayed each time you post an article or make a comment. Change “Admin” to your own nickname or something similar so people can easily refer to it. If you hired someone to do the WordPress installation, it’s best to change the initial password to your own one. This can be edit by going to Users -> Your Profile.
Related post: Understanding The WordPress Admin Dashboard: A Beginner’s Guide