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Mini Guide

Step 12 - General WordPress Settings

Make changes to the WordPress General settings.

From the WordPress dashboard click on Dashboard → Settings → General. Once there, change the following setting as follows.

  • Site Title
    Put the name of your site. For example, in my case I put WordStamped. If your site name is really long, try to put a short version of it that your brand is also known as.
  • Tagline
    Make this as short as you can and try to sum up what your site is about. In my case I put Build Your Own WordPress Site
  • Admin email address
    Your main email address.
  • Language
    Select your language
  • Timezone
    Select your timezone
  • Date format
    custom : d-M-Y
  • Time format
    H:i
  • Week starts on
    Monday

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The site title should be as short as possible as it could end up being added to title tags automatically by your SEO plugin. This may or may not be best SEO practice at the time (things change) but in case it is, think of something that is brandable for you, but short. 

The tagline can show up in unexpected places so best not leave it reading, “Just another WordPress site”. You can put a tagline that helps to explain what your site does or the purpose of your site.

The other settings are up to you.  I use European dates and time formats as shown above. 

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Step 02 - Decide On Your Logo

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Step 03 - Domains, Hosts, DNS

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Step 04 - Install A WordPress Theme

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Step 05 - Install WordPress

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Step 06 - WordPress User Settings

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Step 07 - Install Essential Plugins

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Step 08 - Activate Oxygen For The First Time

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Step 09 - Create A Home Page

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Step 10 - Theme Styles Settings

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Step 11 - Create Blog Category

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Step 13 Reading WordPress Settings

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Step 14 - Discussion WordPress Settings

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Step 15 - Media WordPress Settings

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Step 16 - Permalinks WordPress Settings

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Step 17 - Add Favicon

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Step 18 - Activate The SEO Plugin

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Step 19 - Create Some Essential Pages

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Step 20 - Create WordPress Menus

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Step 21 - Add Oxygen Templates

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