David Cruwys is partner in IdeasMen.com.au. A Sydney based digital marketing consultancy helping clients to harness the power of their technology to drive business with unique and innovative video marketing solutions. David is a serious technologist – a programmer, blogger and inventor with over 20 years experience doing things with tech that defy explanation.

How to configure WordPress for a brand new developer instance and configure the default plugins and pages for a new WordPress Installation

This guide is for setting up a new WordPress Instance, this how to executes directly after you install WordPress.

  • Create Home Page
  • Create Articles Page
  • Create Style Guide Page
  • Setup Standard Settings
  • Setup Plugin Settings
  • Setup SEO Settings

In this example I will be working with www.FirstHomeBuyers.co and www.MortgageRepaymentCalculator.co

This is part of the “How to create a website” professional series, this includes best practices that and processes that we follow to “Make a wordpress website” for building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system which allows niche markets such as Financial Broker Networks, Accounting Groups and Medical Practices to dominate SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions) within their local & geographic regions.

 

PAGES -> SETUP HOME AND ARTICLE PAGES

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PAGES -> CREATE ARTICLES

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GENERATE VISUAL COMPOSER FILES

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  • Generate Home Page
  • Generate Style Guide
  • Potentially generate other Common files

PAGES -> CREATE HOME PAGE

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  1. The page title is the same as the business or main Keyword for the Site
  2. The URL is irrelevant as soon this will be made the Home Page
  3. Copy in home page generated code
  4. Select a base template from Theme X for the Home Page

PAGES -> CREATE HOME PAGE

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  1. The page title is the same as the business or main Keyword for the Site
  2. The URL is irrelevant as soon this will be made the Home Page
  3. Copy in home page generated code
  4. Select a base template from Theme X for the Home Page

PAGES -> CREATE STYLE GUIDE

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  1. Title = Style Guide
  2. URL = style-guide
  3. Copy in style guide generated code
  4. Set Template to “No Container | Header, Footer”
  5. Robots – No Index
  6. Robots – No Follow

POSTS -> CATEGORIES -> SETUP DEFAULT CATEGORIES (ARTICLE)

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Rename Uncategorized to Article

POSTS -> CATEGORIES -> EDIT CATEGORY – SET TO ARTICLE

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APPEARANCE -> WIDGETS

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APPEARANCE -> MENUS

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Setup a Menu for the Home Page
Note: The Custom sections are for responsive scrolling

SETUP MENUS IN THEME X

This video shows how to setup Main Menu for the Website plus creating the Home page menu which allows navigation to the sections on the Home Page

CONFIGURE WORDPRESS: SETTINGS -> GENERAL

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CONFIGURE WORDPRESS: SETTINGS -> WRITTING

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CONFIGURE WORDPRESS: SETTINGS -> READING

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CONFIGURE WORDPRESS: SETTINGS -> PERMALINK

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CONFIGURE WORDPRESS: SETTINGS -> GOOGLE ANALYTICS

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David Cruwys is partner in IdeasMen.com.au. A Sydney based digital marketing consultancy helping clients to harness the power of their technology to drive business with unique and innovative video marketing solutions. David is a serious technologist – a programmer, blogger and inventor with over 20 years experience doing things with tech that defy explanation.

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