Things to do After Installing WordPress (Part 2)

In our last post, we talked about things you need to do right after installing WordPress on your host. In this post, we are going to continue the same subject and tell you the rest of them.

3. Install a Theme

Now that you have done the other two steps, you need to take care of your website’s theme. The theme you’ll see right after installing WP is a default one and it’s much better that you change it to a theme that’s more compatible with your content and preferences. There are some free themes you can choose from or there are some customized ones that may not be free.

Choosing a good theme is really important. Because your theme is the first thing that anyone that visits your website sees. So choose the best theme considering your content and your budget.

4. Install Plugins

As we have also mentioned before, plugins can be super helpful in customizing your WP website. However, they can also be harmful so be careful to choose the best ones. We have a post about the best plugins you can have on your website and you can see it using the link below:

5. Securing your WordPress

The safety of your website always comes first. Having a secured log-in password and updating your WP and the plugins can help you a lot. there are some plugins that can help you with website security. One of these plugins is Two-factor authentication.

Another thing that helps a lot is SSL. When you have SSL all your links will turn from HTTP to https which is secured.

6. Add Website to Google Analytics

In order to analyze your website and see your views and other related stuff, you need to add it to Google analytics. So after installing WordPress and doing all the other steps, make sure to add it to Google analytics.

7. Always have a Backup

We always say having a backup is not an option, it’s a necessity! No matter what problem you’ll have, a backup can always help. So make sure to frequently create a full backup from your WP website.

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Things to do After Installing WordPress

As we’ve mentioned multiple times before, WordPress is one of the most commonly used Content Management Systems (CMS) in the world. And that’s why we started this series of posts and we’ve been giving you lots of useful information about WordPress. After all of those posts now you may wonder what are the things you need to do immediately after installing WordPress. So, we ‘re gonna tell you the things you need to do right after WordPress installation on your host.

1. General Settings

In our post about WP settings, We explained all parts of WP settings and the things you can do with them. But the most important part is the General settings. One thing you need to do after installing WordPress is to log in to the dashboard and add the necessary information about the website, set the timezone and etc. If you want to know how you need to do these, read our post about General Settings.

2. Delete Unwanted things (Samples and Themes)

After installing WordPress, there’ll be some samples that come with WP by default. For example, when you log in for the first time, you’ll see a “Hello World” post that is a sample as your first post. However, these themes and samples are useless and you better get rid of them. To remove all sample posts, hover on posts from your menu and click on the “All posts” option. Now select all the sample files and move them to trash.

Another thing you need to remove is the default theme. To show that your website is unique and special, you need to change the theme to something other than the default one. To do this, hover on “Appearance” and choose “Themes”. Now delete the default theme.

In our next post, we’ll tell other steps and things that you need to do after installing WordPress.

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Transfer uploaded files from a host to another

In our recent posts, we’ve given you so many different information about WordPress. We started with what CMS is and then explained different parts of WordPress. From its installation to its safety, its settings, its plugins, and more. In this post, we’re going to show you how you can transfer uploaded files from the WP host to another host/server.

Something that frequently happens to WP site owners is that their host’s storage reaches its limit. When this happens, the best thing to do is to transfer your uploaded files to another host like a download host. The great thing about doing this is that you won’t need to upgrade your main host anymore and according to affordable prices of download hosts, you’ll have a much better and more economical solution. Let’s see how you can transfer the uploaded files to a download host.

Transfer uploaded files to another host

The first thing you need to do is to log into your hosting control panel. Find the FTP accounts in your control panel and create an FTP account just like the picture below.

Add FTP account

In the Directory section, you’ll need to paste the exact destination path that you’ll want to transfer your files to. In the path that is written in the picture, the “uploadfile” folder will be created and the files will go there.

Now that you have an FTP account, go to your WordPress Dashboard and go to the Plugins tab. Search for and install the “Hacklog Remote Attachments” plugin. After the installation goes to its settings and add the FTP accounts information that you just created.

Hacklog Remote Attachments
  • FTP Server: Type in the Server’s IP.
  • FTP Port: The default FTP port is 21.
  • Timeout: This is for the times that you’ll get disconnected for any reason. If you type in 30 in this box, you’ll see the timeout message after 30seconds of trying to reconnect.
  • Remote Base URL: your domain
  • Remote Path: The path you’re going to upload your files to. You should use the address you created at the time of adding the FTP account.

From now on, anything you upload to your website will automatically be uploaded to the download host and will no longer fill up the main host’s storage.

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