• 1. Getting Started withWordPress
  • 2. WordPress.org .comcompletely flexible/extendible fixed set of featuresneed to purchase hosting free to sign upinstall/update WordPress yourself WordPress already installed/updatedmany free plugins (extensions) some paid upgrades available
  • 3. Installing WordPresslocally (on your computer)MAMPXAMPPon host serverManually: ‘Famous 5-minute install’Automatic installers
  • 4. Username & passwordDon’t use adminUse a strong passwordhttps://strongpasswordgenerator.com/Use a password manager like LastPassOr password memorising techniques
  • 5. Username & password
  • 6. Securityprevious slide from Vlad Lasky’s 2012 securitypresentationSee also Wil Brown’s 2014 security pressoYou should update WordPress & plugins
  • 7. SettingsGeneralTaglineTimezone
  • 8. SettingsPermalinksPostname (almostalways)
  • 9. Avoid spamDiscussion settingsTurn off comments altogether if not neededTurn off comments after n daysStop Media Comment SpammingAkismet, Anti-spam
  • 10. SupportWordPress Codexwordpress.org forumsEasy WP Guide
  • 11. BackupDo it!via host or pluginPremiumVaultPressBackupBuddyFreeAkeeba BackupBackWPUp (+ pro)BackUpWordPress (+)X Cloner
  • 12. Writing ContentDon’t miss the Toggle Toolbar button in the visualeditor for more formatting optionsClick Me
  • 13. Image sizesAt least as wide as your content (depends on theme)1000px wide is usually a safe ballparkOptimise images without changing quality usingprograms like ImageOptim, Smush.it, ImageMagickWordPress also creates multiple image sizes(thumbnail, medium & large) for your use.
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