Okay so in this video I’m going to show you
how to setup your WordPress blog and kind of clean things up that come straight out
of the box. Alright, let’s check it out. Alright so let’s go ahead and do some basic
setup with your WordPress now that it’s just newly installed. One of the first things you’ll
want to do is you’ll want to go to your ‘POSTS’ page and you’ll want to delete the sample
‘Hello World”. Go ahead and click on the ‘POSTS’ on the left hand side and click this
check box and ‘TRASH’ the ‘Hello World!’ post. Alright next you’ll want to go to ‘PAGES’
on the left hand side. Click on that and you’ll want to delete the ‘Sample Page’. Next, you’ll
want to go to ‘APPEARANCE’ and ‘THEMES’ and you’ll want to delete any of these old pre-installed
themes because I’m going to show you how to find a new one. One of the first things you’ll
want to do is you’ll want to click on a theme you want to delete and just click ‘DELETE’.
Now that you’ve deleted all the themes you should only have one left which should be
‘Twenty Fourteen’ or in the case when you watch this could be ‘Twenty Fifteen’. Next
you’ll want to go down to your ‘Settings’ area so you’ll want to go down to ‘SETTINGS’
on the bottom left corner and you’ll want to start with ‘GENERAL’. So in the the ‘General
Settings’ you can add your site title and you can name it whatever you want. I’m just
going to keep it simple and keep it as Marketing Access Pass Info and then the tagline is whatever
you want it to be. I’m going to say, “Online Marketing Training Website” and then your
WordPress address is http://marketingaccesspass.info and this is my site address. My email address
is right here and then you’ll want to change your time zone, in my case I’m in Pacific
time so I’m going to change it to Pacific. I think there’s an option for Los Angeles,
so I’m going to find Los Angeles. Once you find your time zone you can change your date
format I’m going to leave this the same and the time format the same and click save changes.
Okay perfect. The next thing you’ll want to do is click on ‘WRITING’. Everything here
is pretty standard. I’m not going to change anything here we’re going to move on to ‘READING’.
Here you can adjust how many blog posts or pages you want to be able to show on your
front page. Remember with your example of video workout review, what they’re asking
for is how many blog posts do you want to show on your front page. So you can be as
many as you want but also keep in mind the more pages you have the more images, the longer
it’s going to take for your website to load. I like to keep it about 5 to 7 blog posts.
I’m going to click 7 and I’m going to change this to 7 and I’m going to leave my article
as a ‘SUMMARY’. Once I do that I’m going to click ‘SAVE CHANGES’. Alright, so the next
thing you’ll want to do is adjust your discussion settings. There’s not much you’re going to
change here other than if you want to close comments on an article over a certain amount
of days. In this case I like to keep this pretty wide open. People want to comment on
a blog post that I posted 6 months ago I don’t mind. I could change it to 180 days. How many
threaded comments? 5 levels deep is pretty good and anyone can posts. You can change
different moderations. you could say if youw ant to make sure you reads everybody’s comments
before you approve it you could do that and leave it checked ihere. You can have them
notify you when someone posts a comment. I actually personally like to uncheck these
because I don’t want to get too many emails. I log into my website almost everyday so I’ll
know when someone posts a comment. I’m going to go ahead and uncheck this one because I
want anyone to be able to comment as naturally as they want. Then down here they are going
to give you avatar menus. You do want to show an avatar. You can change your ratings. In
this case it’s G and I’m going to leave it as the Mystery Man and go ahead and click
‘SAVE CHANGES’. Okay so we’re gonna go ahead and skip Media because Media pretty much stays
the same and then I’m going to change the permalinks. It’s very important that you make
sure the permalinks are all set because this will help with search engine optimization.
So what you’ll want to do is you’ll want to click on ‘POST NAME’ and that is the one you’ll
want to select once you have that click ‘SAVE CHANGES’. Now that the settings are all set
the last thing you’ll want to do you’ll want to go to your plugins area. You’ll want to
delete ‘Hello Dolly’. Alright! So you’re all set! Those are some basic WordPress setup
when you first install it and we’ll show you how to navigate through the rest of it in
the upcoming videos.