How to Setup a Website
Modifying the General Settings (This is the first part of set up a website)
In this step, I will show you how to set up a website by General Settings Blocking Search Engines, Changing Permalink Settings.
At this stage, there will be some basic general settings to work on the back end, so that there is some change in the appearance of your website.
- In the Admin menu, select General from Settings.
- You will see a General Settings Menu like this,
Site Title: The site title is a text field that shows up in the website’s header and appears in the Browser tab. Since the site title is not related to the domain name and URL of the website, it can be changed at any time.
Tagline: Tagline is a slogan or catchphrase, which is usually a web site topic or related. For example, “KFC—Finger Lickin’ Good”.
WordPress Address (URL): With the URL of your website.
Site Address (URL): You must provide your site’s address here.
Administration Email Address: An email address should be provided here, where you will be notified immediately when you receive an email.
Membership: It would be better not to tick.
New User Default Role: It is better to have the default as “subscriber”.
Site Language: In the case of universal languages English and you can select any language of your choice.
Timezone: Here you will select the time zone according to your region. The time zone should be selected in such a way that the time you want to show after publishing your post.
Date Format: Select the date format that you want to show in your blog post and comment section.
Time Format: In this case usually the first or second option can be selected. The third option is usually selected for international time and military time.
Week Starts On: Sunday can be selected.
One thing to keep in mind is, when you finish a task, you must click save. Autosave is not in WordPress, it is to be saved. This is the first part of how to set up a website.
Blocking Search Engines (This is the second part of set up a website)
You do not want your site to be indexed by search engines until your site is ready. Usually, if the search engine indexing option is not turned off, spiders or bots come and start indexing, so it is difficult to rank the site without seeing the site ready. In this part, I will show you how to block a search engine through a small task.
- Select Reading of Settings from the Admin menu.
- In the “Search Engine Visibility” tick the “discourage search engines from indexing this site”.
- Then click Save Changes.
This is the second part of how to set up a website.
Changing Permalink Settings (This is the third part of set up a website)
Permalink is the specific URL of a page or post of a site. This is a page or post linked to the URL of the website, it is part of the specified URL of the page or post. When you create a new page or post, WordPress automatically generates a unique URL.
According to experts, using the default permalink makes it very difficult for a site to rank in search engines. Permalink must be related to the content to be ranked in search engines.
So at the beginning of the work on the website, by default, you have to select the permalink according to the title of the page or post.
Below I show the steps,
- Select the Permalink of Settings from the Admin menu.
- Select Custom Structure from Common Settings.
- Remove the default text from the box.
- Select fist %category% and then %postname%. It will be shown as /%category%/%postname%/.
This will show the category first and then the post name in the URL of your page or post.
Do not write anything in the optional items mentioned below.
Save at last.
This is the third part of how to set up a website.
That’s how you get your website up and running.