17 Important Things to Do After Starting Your WordPress Blog

By Gloson On January 24, 2010 Under Blogging
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So, youโ€™ve got a brand new wordpress blog!wordpress-logo-stacked-rgb

Now what?

This post will tell you what you need to do after you start your wordpress blog.

If you already have a wordpress blog, you can still do these things if you havenโ€™t done them yet ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

So, here is my checklist of the 17 important things to do after starting your wordpress blog! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

(Psstโ€ฆIf youโ€™re thinking about why you should start a blog, >> 22 Reasons for You to Blog
And if you donโ€™t use wordpress, click here to read about why you should use wordpress).

1. Decide whether you want to โ€˜wwwโ€™ or not

www If you have noticed, some blogs, like http://mashable.com/, donโ€™t use the โ€˜wwwโ€™ in their address. And some blogs, like http://www.techcrunch.com/, use the โ€˜wwwโ€™.

So if you type http://www.mashable.com, it will redirect to http://mashable.com, and vice versa.

One advantage of having a www is your blog address will look more formal.

And if you donโ€™t use the โ€˜wwwโ€™, your address would be shorter.

To decide, go to yourblog.com/wp-admin/options-general.php and change both the โ€˜WordPress addressโ€™ and โ€˜Blog addressโ€™ to http://www.yourblog.com, or vice versa.

wwwornot

WWW Image by bull3t

2. Set up a feed so people can subscribe to your blog

If you are wondering what a blog feed is, it is a slimmed-down version of a blog that is created to be easily syndicated. You can subscribe to it using email or an RSS reader. A feed is represented by the orange RSS icon.

This is the orange RSS icon. Many people prefer to get updates of your new blog posts through this easy way.

You can set one up at feedburner (Hereโ€™s how mine looks like). Itโ€™s free and easy! Just type in your blog address and click Burn Feed ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

After that, set up email subscriptions, which enables your readers to subscribe by email. Go to Publicize >> Email Subscriptions in order to activate it and get the form.

Not setting up email subscriptions is a big mistake when it comes to getting subscribers to your blog because most people donโ€™t know about RSS readers. Also, about 50% of my blog subscribers subscribe by email, so email subscriptions is a must!

After that, put the form and the RSS icon on your blog and link it to your feed at feedburner so people can subscribe.feedburner

3. Install Feedburner Feedsmith

Feedburner Feedsmith is a plugin that detects all ways to access your original wordpress feed and redirects them to http://feeds2.feedburner.com/yourfeed.

This plugin is needed for feedburner to track every possible subscriber to your blog by redirecting those who access http://www.yourblog.com/feed to feedburner. So, click here to install this plugin!

4. Subscribe to your own feed via RSS and email

Itโ€™s important to subscribe to your own feed, because it lets you see what your subscribers see, and when something is not right with your feed, youโ€™ll notice. Besides, it boosts your subscriber count by 1 too ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Hehe.

You can either use an RSS reader or email to subscribe to your feed, but it is best if you subscribe to both of them.

If you have a google account (which you most probably do โ€“ if you use Gmail, you have one), you can go to Google Reader. After logging in, click โ€˜Add a subscriptionโ€™ and type in your blog address there.

5. Get your blog a favicon

A favicon is the icon you see next to your browser address bar and in your browser bookmarks. Gloson Blogโ€™s favicon is .

It helps you brand your blog and also helps people locate your site more easily in their bookmarks.

To do this,

1. Create a square image and upload it to http://www.html-kit.com/favicon/ to generate a favicon.

2. Download it and upload the .ico file it using an FTP client to /wp-content/themes/yourthemefilename.

3. Go to the wordpress administration area and then go to Appearance >> Editor.

4. Click on โ€œheader.phpโ€ to edit it.

5. Add this code on the line just before </head>:

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”wp-content/themes/yourthemefilename/favicon.ico” type=”image/ico” />

(Be sure to replace โ€˜yourthemefilenameโ€™ with your theme file name ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

6. Press Ctrl + F5 (Clear cache and reload) on your homepage. You should see it now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Change the permalink structure

A permalink is the address of a blog post. This postโ€™s permalink is http://www.glosonblog.com/17-important-things-to-do-after-starting-your-wordpress-blog/.

By default, the permalink structure is like this: http://yourblog.com/?p=123.

Instead of the post ID, I suggest changing it to http://yourblog.com/your-post-title in order to gain SEO benefits. Also, ifย  a visitor looks at it, he will know what the post is about before clicking it.

To do this, go to yourblog.com/wp-admin/options-permalink.php and then, type inย ย  โ€œ/%postname%/โ€ in Custom Structure.

custompermalink

Donโ€™t worry about broken links because the default structure will redirect itself to the new structure ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

For example, this postโ€™s old permalink structure is http://www.glosonblog.com/?p=1833. Click it and see what happens ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

Link photo by cindy47452glosont

7. Write Your About Me page

An โ€˜About Meโ€™ page is essential for every blog. When your readers are interested in your content, they want to know who wrote it. Thatโ€™s when they go to the โ€˜About Meโ€™ page.

Basically, it is just a page that tells who you are, what is your blog about, interesting things about you, and of course, a picture of yourself.

It really helps your readers to know you and your blog better! (Hereโ€™s my โ€˜About Meโ€™ page by the way.)

8. Set up a contact form

A contact form is an professional and easy way for your readers to contact you. It also protects your email address from spammers.

There are some wordpress plugins that allow you to put up a contact form. I recommend Contact Form 7, a very popular contact form plugin.

After installing it, make a new page called โ€˜Contactโ€™ and insert the form into it. (Hereโ€™s how it looks like on this blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

9. and donโ€™t forget the archive page too!

An archive page (hereโ€™s mine) is where people can find all the posts on your blog, from the first post to the latest post.

An archive page is important because it lets people discover your older content easily (and generate more pageviews).

To make an archive page, I recommend SRG Clean Archives, the one Iโ€™m using now. Itโ€™s clean and displays all your posts neatly.

If you are looking for a more creative and fun archive plugin, you should try Snazzy Archives, and hereโ€™s how it looks like.

10. Find a free theme and tweak it to make it unique

or hire someone to design it or design one yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

A theme (design) is really important to a blog because it represents the blogโ€™s brand. Because if content is king, the design is the shiny robe and crown.

So I recommend you to find a not-so-common theme that you like. Then tweak it and make it a little (or better, a lot) different than the original.

One way is to change the structure of the theme by going to the Theme Editor (yourblog.com/wp-admin/theme-editor.php) in wordpress.

Another easier way is to change the images of the theme. The images are located in the themeโ€™s folder.

After editing the images (like changing its color or texture), you can overwrite them to your blog using an FTP client like Filezilla.
(In the directory /wp-content/themes/yourthemefilename/images)

Be sure to press Ctrl + F5 to clear the cache to see the new design.

11. Set up your ping list

A ping list is a list of services that will be pinged each time you post. The services will notify sites and directories that you have posted a new post, thus giving you more exposure.

To set up your pinglist, go to the Update Services section in yourblog.com/wp-admin/options-writing.php.

And paste the sites you want to send a ping to. Note that the more pings you list, the more server resources your host has to use. So you might get suspended on a shared hosting if you use too much server resources.

This is a short recommended list of pings.

http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://bblog.com/ping.php
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping

12. Install Google Analytics (or any site stats counter you want)

GoogleAnalytics Site statistics counters are important for you to monitor, analyze and study your blogโ€™s traffic, so you can get to know your visitors better

I recommend Google Analytics, because itโ€™s quite advanced and has lots of features. Itโ€™s free and all you need is a Google Account.

Google Analyticator, a wordpress plugin, allows you to easily add a Google Analytics tracking code.

Note: And please donโ€™t become a stataholic! Write more posts!

13. Install WordPress DB Backup to schedule blog backups

WordPress Database Backup, a wordpress plugin, allows you to schedule blog backups (hourly, twice daily, daily, weekly) easily and have them automatically sent to you by email or stored in the server.

Backups are really important because if anything ever happens to your blog, you have the backup, your best defense.

14. Change the admin username

Most of the login usernames of wordpress blogs is โ€˜adminโ€™. If your wordpress blogโ€™s login username is โ€˜adminโ€™, too, you should really change it to something that canโ€™t be guessed easily because the default name makes hackersโ€™ lives so much easier.

Changing it is super duper easy. Here are the steps to do it:

1. Go to the wordpress admin area.

2. Go to Users >> Add new

3. Fill in the details with a different username and give it administrator privileges.

4. Log out and log in with the new username.

5. Delete the โ€˜adminโ€™ user.

6. When you do so, it will ask you whether you want to move the posts and links of โ€˜adminโ€™ to another user or delete them. Attribute the posts to the new username you have just created.

Photo by Darwin Bell

15. Install the All-in-One-SEO Pack Plugin

All-in-One-SEO-Pack is a really popular wordpress plugin to do all the basic SEO things on your blog like page titles, post titles, meta tags, descriptions and those kinds of stuff. By default, the browser title of a wordpress blog post is:

Blog Title >> Blog Archive >> Post Title.

If you install All in One SEO, the structure will be changed to (or you can customize it):

Post Title | Blog Title

Which looks simply much better and shorter.

It also noindexes the date and category archives so that it wonโ€™t appear in search engine results pages and wonโ€™t receive duplicate content penalty.

16. Create your own 404 page

404error A 404 page is what your readers see when they go to a non-existing page on your blog. Like this: http://www.glosonblog.com/thispagedoesntexist.

By default, the page is just a โ€˜404 error โ€“ Page not Foundโ€™ 404 page that isnโ€™t much help to your readers. Why not make it more helpful instead?

To do this, go to the wordpress admin area and then Appearance >> Editor. Click on 404.php to edit it.

Find the part of the code where it says <h2>404 Page Not Found</h2> or something like that. Then overwrite that line with this code (My version of a 404 page).

Be sure to make a backup of your old code before overwriting. It will probably work on most themes, but in some cases, it wonโ€™t, then you need to have a little bit of HTML knowledge in order to make it work.

<h2>404 Page Not Found</h2>
<p>Oopsie! The page you are looking for cannot be found! It might be renamed or removed. Please check your spelling or return to the homepage.</p>

<p>Or, you can also view our latest posts below. Hope you’ll enjoy them. Thanks! ;-)</p>

<p>
<h2>Latest Posts</h2></p>
<ul>
<?php
query_posts(‘posts_per_page=10’);
if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<li><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” title=”Permalink for : <?php the_title(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></a>
<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
</ul>

Feel free to edit and customize the code! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do tell me if this code doesnโ€™t work!

17. Write a post!

Still, without any content, a blog wonโ€™t be a blog.

So go on and write a post! Write a unique high-quality thought provoking post on a topic you are passionate about!

After that, promote it on twitter, facebook, stumbleupon, and so on and on. Ask your friends to read it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo by KatieKrueger
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So here are my 17 things to do after starting a wordpress blog checklist. Be sure to bookmark this post and read it when you start a new wordpress blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you know of another thing to do after starting a wordpress blog, please tell me in the comments!

And if you have any questions, please drop me a comment and Iโ€™ll be very glad to answer it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    155 Comments Add yours

    1. Aaron
      January 24, 2010
      9:53 pm

      What a perfect time.
      I just got my blog up and this is what i needed.
      Thanks buddy!
      .-= Aaron´s last blog ..Birth of Foreign Language Trending Topics =-.

      • Gloson
        January 28, 2010
        10:25 am

        You’re welcome Aaron! ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way, your blog is really great and interesting!

    2. Ben Lang
      January 24, 2010
      11:46 pm

      That’s great advice, I never really thought about many of those steps ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

    3. Arafat Hossain Piyada
      January 25, 2010
      10:15 pm

      Wonderful article or should I say it tutorial. I think, I need to follow the No. 16 point as I yet not customize it.
      .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Uptime Robot โ€“ Get Website Uptime Report Via Email & SMS Free =-.

    4. Gerald Weber
      January 25, 2010
      10:43 pm

      I have to admit I am a reformed stataholic. lol But that was a long time ago and I have control of my stat addiction now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Regarding #1 www or no www. It’s a good idea to login to Google webmaster tools and set your preferred domain once you have decided which version of the domain you are going to use.

      Excellent list of important things to do with a new wordpress blog. As usual great job Gloson! ๐Ÿ™‚
      .-= Gerald Weber´s last blog ..Breaking: All New Google Search Results? Hello Caffeine! =-.

      • Gloson
        January 28, 2010
        10:40 am

        Hi Gerald. Thank you very much!

        I too admit that I was also a stataholic, but I got rid of my addiction. ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for the Google Webmaster Tools tip by the way! I’ve forgotten about it. Will change it now!

    5. Mohammed Al-Taee, PMP
      January 25, 2010
      11:26 pm

      Thanks for the great post.

      Can you tell me the plugin name thats shown above? .. the one for Subscribe to comments via email.
      Your Comment (smaller size | larger size)

      Thanks!

    6. Justin
      January 25, 2010
      11:31 pm

      You mentioned to find a free theme and tweak it. What are your thoughts on the thesis theme? It seems like it would get you going pretty quickly.
      .-= Justin´s last blog ..Experience More Challenge Ends January 13! =-.

      • Gloson
        January 28, 2010
        10:53 am

        Well, I’ve never tried Thesis before, but I’ve heard of it before and that it’s known for being very customizable. Well, maybe I should try it soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

    7. Nate Moller
      January 26, 2010
      12:41 am

      Great checklist of things to do for your new wordpress blog! I had just asked the question on Twitter about Ping directories and how many to use – found the answer here.

      I’ll probably write something about this at MollerMarketing.com and will definitely source this sweet article. Thanks Gloson!
      .-= Nate Moller´s last blog ..Is There Ever an End to SEO? =-.

      • Gloson
        January 28, 2010
        11:03 am

        You’re welcome, Nate! I’m glad I’ve helped you solve your problem! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    8. Todd
      January 26, 2010
      12:21 pm

      Excellent suggestions! I already do several of these for my clients, but I’ll be adding a few of these to my bag of tricks.

      Thank you for the detailed info.

      Happy 2010!
      .-= Todd´s last blog ..Demo Post =-.

    9. Radoslav Bezprizvanniy
      January 26, 2010
      7:30 pm

      I am considering starting a WordPress Blog! The post is awsome! But i have some questions:
      1.For a WordPress Blog you need a domain and a hosting. Can you suggest some companies that provide such services on a good price ๐Ÿ™‚
      2.Isn’t it nice to put a ReTweet” Button or “Share in Facebook” Button to increase traffic in some way? Are there any good plugins to do so?
      Thanks in advance!!!

      • Gloson
        January 28, 2010
        4:17 pm

        1. I recommend HostGator because it is a great hosting with very rare downtimes and a reasonable price. There are other cheaper hostings but are usually of lower quality.

        2. I advice you to put the buttons when you’ve got a decent number of shares/retweets because it will give visitors a good impression and will influence them to sahre/retweet your blog post too.

        The plugins can be download at

        http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetmeme/
        http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-share-new/

        You can also insert the buttons individually on each post using code instead of using the plugins to insert the buttons on all of your blog posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Cheers!

    10. Kikolani
      January 27, 2010
      5:05 am

      These are great tips. I wish that Feedburner could automatically connect any original feed to its Feedburner link for tracking purposes. Changing the permalink structure seems to be one of the most forgotten things when setting up WordPress sites. I see really popular blogs that still have the ?p=54, meaning they are missing out on the SEO benefits of the URL structure.
      .-= Kikolani´s last blog ..Best of #SMAZ โ€“ Blogging Tips, Social Media ROI, & SEO =-.

      • Gerald Weber
        January 29, 2010
        1:11 pm

        I wish that Feedburner could automatically connect any original feed to its Feedburner link for tracking purposes.

        Kristi,

        That’s exactly what #3 on the list does.

        feed smith
        .-= Gerald Weber´s last blog ..Google Chrome Extensions 24 New SEO Plugins =-.

      • Gloson
        January 30, 2010
        5:34 pm

        Hi Kristi. I guess that’s the reason the Feedburner Feedsmith plugin was created ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Also, I’m surprised to hear that some popular blogs haven’t updated their permalink structures too. ๐Ÿ˜

    11. Perth Tehcalite
      January 27, 2010
      10:04 am

      Excellent post on what to do when first starting a wordpress blog! You’re only 12, but already know more than so many adults do about blogging and social media.
      .-= Perth Tehcalite´s last blog ..Twitter and the Perth Police =-.

      • Gloson
        January 30, 2010
        6:13 pm

        Hi there! Thank you very much for your compliment and encouragement! It all comes from experience ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

    12. pavlicko
      January 27, 2010
      12:41 pm

      dont forget to add spam protection! Akismet’s decent.

      really good post- looking forward to more

    13. Diana Adams
      January 29, 2010
      9:49 am

      Wow! This is fantastic! Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    14. Phelan
      January 30, 2010
      12:33 am

      Thanks to post number one (www or no www) I won’t be conflicting with my host settings. Dreamhost allows me to choose which one I prefer. Insignificant as it may be, it would be dumb to conflict between host and WordPress.

      Great WordPress post!
      .-= Phelan´s last blog ..Remove Connection on LinkedIn =-.

      • Gloson
        January 30, 2010
        10:12 pm

        No problem, Phelan. I’m glad to help! I didn’t know dreamhost lets you choose your preferred URL. That means websites not powered by wordpress automatically redirects to the right one.

    15. Pixelrage
      January 30, 2010
      6:20 am

      Very well thought out and helpful! I hadn’t heard of SRG Clean Archives…will be sure to install it this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
      .-= Pixelrage´s last blog ..Domain Names in 3D =-.

      • Gloson
        January 30, 2010
        10:16 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to hear that! I really love SRG Clean Archives! Looking forward to see the archive page on your blog!

    16. Gloson
      January 30, 2010
      10:21 pm

      Ben Lang – No problem!

      Arafat Hossain Piyada – Glad to hear that! Be sure to tell me if the code doesn’t work on your site and I’ll help you out ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

      pavlicko – Hi! I think wordpress automatically comes with Askimet. So that’s why I didn’t include it in this list.

      Diana Adams – Hey there Diana! I’m really glad you like my post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    17. Simon Liew
      January 31, 2010
      7:56 pm

      Good job Gloson! Another great article.

      Very comprehensive guideline for beginner. I have setup most of the features listed above. In referring to the ping list, we should put more precaution if our hosting is provided limited bandwidth.
      .-= Simon Liew´s last blog ..7 Google Search Techniques to Help You Find Information More Easily =-.

      • Gloson
        February 1, 2010
        10:57 pm

        Hi Simon! Thank you very much! I agree that we must pay precaution when hosting on a host that has limited bandwidth otherwise your blog will be down. It happened to me once. Since then I bought a hosting with unlimited bandwidth. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    18. Shivendu Madhava
      February 1, 2010
      11:03 pm

      Nice Post Gloson I really liked this post.

      • Gloson
        February 10, 2010
        4:18 pm

        Thank you very much Shivendu! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you like it.

    19. neobie
      February 5, 2010
      1:28 pm

      Hi Gloson, great tips. There is another important thing to do: block all the spam comments from bots, as even newly setup site is vulnerable to spam comments everyday.

      I am using Wp-SpamFree plugin to block spams ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gloson
        February 10, 2010
        4:37 pm

        Hi. Thanks for the tip and telling me about Wp-SpamFree! I’ve never heard of that plugin before! I’ll consider using it on my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

    20. Der Poker Profi
      February 8, 2010
      6:53 am

      Point 5, adding a favicon, is just what I did a few days ago. Besides the link above, I can recommend you http://www.favicon.cc. It allows you to modify your 16×16 favicon in the browser. And you can search for free favicons if you don’t want to design it by yourself.

      • Gloson
        February 10, 2010
        4:58 pm

        Hi. Thank you very much for telling me about favicon.cc. It is really a nifty favicon tool! ๐Ÿ™‚

    21. Danabeth
      February 12, 2010
      8:27 am

      Wow. Thanks for all the information for my blog. It is a long list, but very necessary. Great Job!!

    22. Coty
      February 14, 2010
      3:32 pm

      Another excellent post, Gloson! Keep up the great work.
      .-= Coty´s last blog ..LadyUmbrella =-.

    23. Shirley
      February 14, 2010
      9:39 pm

      An About page is one very crucial thing in the life of a blog and sometimes I wonder why people actually leave that out of their blog from the start for a very long. How can somebody actually know what you and your blog are about if you don’t tell them.

      Great guide for the starters, Gloson, and I think even some of us who are already into blogging could do with some of the tips in this article :). Great job :).
      .-= Shirley´s last blog ..Google Buzz โ€“ Googleโ€™s New Move Into Social Media =-.

      • Gloson
        February 15, 2010
        1:39 pm

        Hi Shirley. Thank you! I also wonder why some bloggers who has been blogging for some time do not have an About page, which is crucially important. Hmmm… ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe we need to remind them because perhaps they have forgotten about it.

    24. Gloson
      February 15, 2010
      1:46 pm

      Danabeth & Coty – Thank you very much!

    25. Gwen McCauley
      February 16, 2010
      10:56 pm

      Hiya

      Wow! I thought I’d done most of what I needed to do, but clearly I needed to discover you, Gloson, via a follower on Twitter.

      Thanks for helping me get there!

      Gwen McCauley

      • Gloson
        February 16, 2010
        11:15 pm

        Thank you Gwen, I’m glad I’ve helped! Looking forward to see the changes on your blog!

        Cheers!
        Gloson

    26. Tikoim
      February 18, 2010
      7:14 am

      Need a plugin to do all this steps ๐Ÿ™‚ – great list. Like that tip with the ping list – will try it out.
      Great – bookmarked
      thx
      Heiko
      .-= Tikoim´s last blog ..Google von A bis Z =-.

    27. Aaron
      February 20, 2010
      4:58 am

      Thank you for the tips again Gloson,
      I think I finally got all 17 things you said done!
      It sure is hard work getting all of them done but its harder for you getting this done. Congrats and thank you my friend

      • Gloson
        February 20, 2010
        11:45 am

        You’re most welcome Aaron. Glad to see that you’ve got everything done! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah it was hard work writing this post but it was indeed worth the effort ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

    28. kenwooi
      March 28, 2010
      10:01 pm

      “if content is king, the design is the shiny robe and crown”

      very true!
      .-= kenwooi´s last blog ..Supporting Earth Hour: The Hidden Purposes =-.

      • Gloson
        March 29, 2010
        6:58 pm

        Yeah! I really agree with that concept ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    29. Fazreen
      March 28, 2010
      10:39 pm

      Nice written article! Can be packed as a free report. It sure will be helpful for those who just started a wordpress blog

      • Gloson
        March 29, 2010
        7:00 pm

        Yeah… perhaps I would include this article if I come out with an eBook. Thanks for the suggestion!

    30. Dev | Technshare
      March 29, 2010
      1:03 pm

      Already done these 17 things.
      Anyways thanks for sharing ;P
      Keep up the good work bro !!
      .-= Dev | Technshare´s last blog ..30+ Inspirational Social Bookmarking Sites =-.

      • Gloson
        March 29, 2010
        7:04 pm

        Haha! Glad to hear that! You’re welcome, Dev!

    31. deepestblueandy
      April 1, 2010
      9:11 pm

      Hey Gloson,
      i searched for some information about “how to” handle a blog and found your blog. i read some of your posts and liked them ๐Ÿ™‚ altough they are in englisch ๐Ÿ˜€ you have to know i am from germany and always trying to improve my englisch and it works, buuut if its to specialized like some smo blogs or blog blogs i understand only words like “and” ๐Ÿ˜€ but your englisch is very good to understand, so thanks for that and thats because i subscribed your blog already ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Gloson
        April 1, 2010
        9:39 pm

        Hi Andy!

        Thank you very much for being my reader and my subscriber! I’m really glad you liked my blog posts and found them easy to understand! ๐Ÿ˜€

        And don’t worry, because I’m from Malaysia and my English is also not perfect. But I have improved my English a lot when I started blogging, because blogging requires reading and writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

        ~Gloson

    32. Mrinmay Bhattacharjee
      April 13, 2010
      1:13 pm

      Some More Must have Plugins which we should install:

      * Google XML Sitemap Generator
      * WP-Super Cache
      * Subscribe to Comments
      * WP Security Scan
      * Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gloson
        April 13, 2010
        5:34 pm

        Cool! I already have 4 of them! I’ll consider installing the XML Sitemap Generator. Thanks for the suggestion! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Mrinmay Bhattacharjee
          April 13, 2010
          5:56 pm

          Yeah! After that don’t forget to Submit your blog Sitemap to Google Webmasters Tool, Yahoo! Site Explorer and Bing Webmasters

          By submitting Sitemap, bots will more effectively discover links and crawl content in your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Gloson
            April 13, 2010
            6:13 pm

            Really? Wow! Thanks for telling me that! I’ll do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    33. Jack Perez
      April 15, 2010
      7:41 pm

      These are really great and very helpful. Will they work on the wordpress.com blogs or just the wordpress.org ones? And,if you have one on wordpress.com can you migrate it?

      Thanks,

      Jack

      • Gloson
        April 15, 2010
        8:38 pm

        Hello Jack! I am talking about wordpress.org here, but most of them can also work on wordpress.com.

        Though, anyway, wordpress.org is way better than .com for a lot of reasons – it looks professional, you have full control, and it is very flexible; you can tweak almost anything. You can also install plugins, which you can’t on .com. ๐Ÿ™‚

        And, you CAN migrate to wordpress.org. Here’s an article that shows exactly how to do that.

        > http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/01/03/how-to-move-from-wordpresscom-to-wordpressorg/

        Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚
        Gloson

    34. Paul
      April 16, 2010
      4:43 am

      Thank you Gloson. I had neglected to set the automatic backup and reading your post made me remember. Thanks, Paul

      • Gloson
        April 16, 2010
        9:03 am

        You’re welcome! Glad you have set that up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    35. Blogging Access
      May 26, 2010
      7:34 pm

      Gloson,

      Thank you very much for this post. I did most of your suggestions awhile ago since I launch my new blog a few days ago.

      By the way, the below code in the 404 page won’t work in my blog. I guess we use the same theme UBT 3.0.

      Thanks again.

      Regards,
      Felix Albutra
      .-= Blogging Access´s last blog ..How I made 550 US Dollars in One Day =-.

      • Gloson
        May 26, 2010
        8:38 pm

        Thank you Felix! I’m very glad my post helped you on your new blog!

        Yes, I have upgraded to UBT recently and hmmmmm.. it’s not working here too. Looks like the recent posts code doesn’t work on UBT.

    36. Sean
      June 12, 2010
      10:10 pm

      Hey! Nice post Gloson.

      • Gloson
        June 13, 2010
        12:10 pm

        Hi Sean! Thanks for dropping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

    37. Nasif
      June 13, 2010
      12:47 am

      I will migrate to wordpress next month. This tutorial will be of use to me…

      • Gloson
        June 13, 2010
        12:11 pm

        Great to hear that! You’ll love wordpress! Feel free to ask me questions if you have any ๐Ÿ™‚

    38. Asad @ Wordpress Plugins
      June 15, 2010
      6:17 am

      I did all things when i started my blog before reading this post except adding more ping services.Its a nice list for wordpress beginners.

      • Gloson
        June 16, 2010
        12:45 pm

        Hi Asad! Great to hear that! I agree, if I were to start a new wordpress blog, I would read this list too LOL ๐Ÿ˜›

    39. Vinayak
      July 2, 2010
      9:44 pm

      very nice post dude
      but i wasn’t able to setup the contact form…..how to do it?

      • Gloson
        July 2, 2010
        9:54 pm

        Hi Vinayak!

        Here’s how

        1. Go to /wp-admin/plugin-install.php
        2. Search for Contact Form 7.
        3. Install and activate it.
        4. Then go to its option page at /wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpcf7 – You can customize it.
        5. Next, copy the code that looks like this: [contact-form 1 "Contact form 1"]
        6. Create a new page on your blog.
        7. In the HTML section, paste the code.
        8. Publish it, and see your new contact form! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Vinayak
          July 2, 2010
          9:58 pm

          Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Gloson
            July 2, 2010
            10:25 pm

            You’re most welcome, Vinayak! Glad to see that your contact form is up! The only thing you need to do is the remove the comment form below it…lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Vinayak
              July 2, 2010
              11:12 pm

              done ๐Ÿ™‚ thanx for making me remember that

    40. CK
      July 2, 2010
      10:31 pm

      Thank you for the tips. Going to test my new blog.

      • Gloson
        July 2, 2010
        10:35 pm

        You’re welcome! I’m glad it helped you!

    41. Roni
      July 8, 2010
      7:40 pm

      Gloson, I am so impressed by you.:) Thank you for sharing so much wonderful information all in one place. I’ve been thinking about moving my blog to WordPress and this will be very helpful!

      • Gloson
        July 8, 2010
        9:40 pm

        Hi Roni! So glad to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚ . Thank you very much for the kind words! Looking forward to see your new blog! =)

    42. Vinayak
      July 10, 2010
      2:24 am

      Hello Gloson,
      I didn’t understood how to get the archives,how to get it?

      • Gloson
        July 10, 2010
        10:49 am

        Well.. I recently found out there’s another plugin like SRG Clean Archives in the wordpress plugin directory. So, go to /wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=search. Type in “WP-Archives”. Then on the first result, click on “Install now”.

        Next, create a new page on your blog called “Archives” and paste this in:

        Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

    43. Vinayak
      July 10, 2010
      3:08 pm

      What do I have to paste in it?

    44. Vinayak
      July 11, 2010
      5:41 pm

      Yeah, i found it. Thanks

    45. ayuan from article marketing tools
      August 22, 2010
      2:25 pm

      Great tips. I will check this 17 important thing one by one on my blogs for I use the same wordpress theme as you. I will follow your suggestion.

    46. Joseph
      September 12, 2010
      10:43 pm

      Cool advice as always, Gloson.
      In my opinion, WordPress built in RSS feed is already enough. =D

      • Gloson
        September 12, 2010
        10:51 pm

        Well, it might look OK in firefox (cause it has a feature that displays RSS codes nicely), but in other browsers (like chrome), it’s just some code that might confuse your readers. Besides, using feedburner allows you to view statistics of your subscribers and email subscriptions too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    47. Joseph
      September 12, 2010
      10:53 pm

      I see! Thanks for the great tip! =D

    48. Pritam@Part Time Jobs
      September 27, 2010
      9:58 pm

      Hi Gloson,
      Its an excellent article. You have covered almost all the to-do list immediately after starting a blog. I like the 16th point because I have not customized my blog with 404 page not found. You should also include installing Akismet plugin which is also very useful for checking spam comments. Whats your opinion?
      Pritam Nagrale

      • Gloson
        September 27, 2010
        10:16 pm

        Hi Pritam! Thank you very much! Yeah, I should have included that. I remembered one time when I turned off Askimet, and I got like 1 spam comment every 5 minutes. LOL ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Pritam@Part Time Jobs
          September 28, 2010
          3:09 am

          Yes, very true. Its the most effective plugin to prevent spam. I don’t how would we handle the comment spam if there was no Akismet.

    49. Bill Gassett
      October 4, 2010
      3:43 am

      Truly awesome article! I have been blogging for almost four years and have done almost everything on your list. The one thing you wrote that I don’t think is necessary is blog pinging. If you have a well indexed site that you post to often there should be no need to do this.

      • Gloson
        October 5, 2010
        6:51 pm

        Thank you very much Bill! Yes, I agree. Although blog pinging is not fully necessary for popular blog, it may help in new blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

    50. Peggy Dowcett
      October 11, 2010
      5:00 am

      Hi Gloson,

      Finding your wordpress is a HUGE help for me! I just started a wordpress blog and now I see that I have to implement 2,3,4, and 5. Thanks for such a detailed article ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gloson
        October 12, 2010
        7:09 pm

        Hi Peggy!

        You’re most welcome! I’m really glad you like my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

    51. Dan @ SEM Blog
      October 14, 2010
      11:53 pm

      Well, I should have listened. Watching that video DID lead to work ๐Ÿ™‚
      I wonder, how long does it take you, Gloson, to compile a post like this?
      Sometimes I think I’m too slow…

      • Gloson
        October 17, 2010
        4:10 pm

        Haha yeah… Kudos to problogger for making that video. To write this post, it took me about 3 weeks I guess. Writing these posts are not easy but it is worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    52. Laura@Bus Trips
      October 21, 2010
      8:14 am

      You are -so right- about adding the www. So many ppl do not do this. It is really important. Also, the ping list is important too. Why not get extra attention that that post you just wrote. Good guide, thanx.

      • Gloson
        October 21, 2010
        4:40 pm

        Thanks Laura! I’m glad you liked my post! Actually, www or without doesn’t really matter. It’s just a personal taste. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    53. Kimi
      October 31, 2010
      2:31 pm

      Awesome lists.

      If we are talking about this stuff, we differ from one blogger to each other.

      I personally would delete the MrWordPress comment and change “uncategorized”.

      Then doing those steps above.

      Thanks Gloson.

      • Gloson
        November 1, 2010
        3:49 pm

        Thanks a lot Kimi! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yeah, that’s also the very first thing I would do, but I hadn’t listed it here because this post was about important things to do (Hmm. on second thoughts, that is an important thing to do because otherwise it would make a not-very-good impression. ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

        Cheers!
        Gloson

    54. Charlton Gomes
      November 14, 2010
      7:15 pm

      Woah! Honestly, Gloson, I never knew about that Ping Pong, I mean Ping list. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Thanks for sharing, lil bro. ๐Ÿ˜€ A really, really great and detailed list you have here.

      • Gloson
        November 15, 2010
        3:25 pm

        LOL. Thank you very much Charlton! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Haha! At first I thought it was a Ping Pong list too! I’m glad you enjoyed my post! ๐Ÿ˜€

        Cheers!
        Gloson

    55. Tara@Pink Laptops
      November 21, 2010
      10:44 pm

      Ooo, nice post. Though it somewhat worries me that i think i’ve only done 2 of your reccomended actions so far. I think i need to sit down this weekend and go through your post again implementing the things you suggest, thankyou!

      • Gloson
        November 29, 2010
        3:57 pm

        Hi Tara!

        LOL. Thanks a lot for the comment. I’m glad you found my post helpful and I’m really encouraged to see you doing my suggestions! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Cheers!

    56. Dupe
      December 26, 2010
      5:44 am

      I’m having a hard time doing the RSS feed. It wont’ work. Helllppppp

      • Gloson
        December 27, 2010
        10:54 am

        Oh dear, what kind of problem are you having with the RSS feed?

    57. stephanie
      January 7, 2011
      4:09 am

      thanks for the tips – i am blogging for my company, and these look like good things to keep in mind to start!

    58. Val@Web Tracking Guide
      January 9, 2011
      6:57 am

      Minor correction: Technorati no longer uses ping service, so you can remove that from the list.

      Otherwise, great advice! Wish I found this earlier, I had to figure out all of this from different sources. And I only got around to installing WP-DB-Backup now, thanks to your post!

      • Gloson
        January 28, 2011
        10:11 pm

        Oh, thank you very much for telling me about that. Removed Technorati! ๐Ÿ™‚

        And you’re most welcome! I’m really glad you like this post!

    59. claire tech
      January 13, 2011
      2:39 pm

      Nice advice on the ping list. This is the first time I have heard of it. Thanks!

    60. Bit Doze
      February 4, 2011
      3:53 pm

      Indeed deciding between a www and non www way is very important for SEO and not to have duplicate content. This is a very good list of things to do.

    61. skyscapers
      February 10, 2011
      3:15 pm

      I think “Change the permalink structure” should be in number one ..LOL but it’s doesn’t matter

    62. Chris
      February 12, 2011
      6:50 pm

      Thanks for this. This is just perfect for me. I am about to put up another blog and this should take care of my questions and concerns.

      Thanks.
      Chris

    63. Joel@hgh
      February 17, 2011
      1:25 pm

      This is whole like a checklist for me and action i often miss after installing WP. Thanks for nice list. WP-DB is way important, who know when you’ll experience server glitch end up with entire data lost?

      • Gloson
        February 28, 2011
        7:42 pm

        Hi Joel. LOL. Totally agree. One time a similar thing happened to me and because my latest blog backup was a month ago, I had to manually restore everything. Ever since then, I’ve learned my lesson and have made regular backups ๐Ÿ˜› .

    64. Jane K Elvisky
      April 6, 2011
      3:06 am

      Gloson, these are awesome tips that will help us all when starting a new blog. I used the tip with optimizing the ping list to improve my wordpress setup, heck I didnt even know that I had the www option before my blog and I promoted the version without www. Well, we learn from our own faults.

      All the best, Jane

    65. aliceJane33
      April 13, 2011
      5:19 pm

      Hi, I have use the both options www and non www, is this good for me? Should I decide just for one? I am new in the field and I appreciate all advice.
      Thanks, Allice

      • Gloson
        April 13, 2011
        5:32 pm

        Hi Alice, no it’s not really good because search engines might get confused on which version of your site is genuine, or they might think your site is plagiarizing another site (the other version w/o the www). So, yeah, choose one. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Cheers!
        Gloson

      • Travis
        April 19, 2011
        10:31 pm

        You should pick either ‘www’ or no ‘www’, if you are trying to rank your site in a certain market. When you do a backlink analysis of a wordpress site using ‘www” then the same analysis using non-‘www’, you’ll see a different number of backlinks. While you’d think Google would sort all this out for you, don’t count on it. I recall Matt Cutts giving this same guidance when asked about this issue.

    66. Tim@่‹ฑๆ–‡ๆณ•
      April 16, 2011
      11:57 am

      I had no idea that feedburner had subscribe to email functionality. I’ve only been using it for RSS. Thanks for opening my eyes to that!

      Going to start using that DB backup plugin too. I do it manually but having it automated would be way easier.

      One thing I’m not sure I agree with is the permalink structure:
      http://yourblog.com/your-post-title

      From what I’ve read about the wordpress database structure, configuring your permalinks like this can cause problems with internal redirects.
      (This guy knows more than me: http://www.weberz.com/blog/wordpress/seo-experts-give-wrong-advice-wordpress-permalinks/)

      I’ve always used http://yourblog.com/year/your-post-title and I think that works fine. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t lose anything SEO wise by adding the year either.

      • Gloson
        April 19, 2011
        12:25 pm

        Hi Tim,

        Thanks so much, I’m really glad you found my post useful. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Wow, thanks so much for pointing me to that post. :O It really is an eye-opener. I didn’t know WordPress warned us against the %postname% permalink structure. I think I’ll consider changing all my permalinks to /year/post-title. =)

        Cheers!
        Gloson

    67. Ian
      April 19, 2011
      3:43 am

      Gloson

      You put me and most of us to shame with your knowledge and attention to detail at such a young age.

      I’d add two more things.

      1. Add a Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. I do this now out of habit because I heard Matt Cutts of Google say that it’s something they look for in authority sites. Whether it makes a real difference or not, I don’t know, but if it comes from the horse’s mouth!

      2. Add a speed optimisation plug-in such as W3 Total Cache. This one I do know makes a difference as Google wants sites to be efficient and fast loading and those kind of plug-ins take care of that.

      Keep up your great posts.

      Ian Clifford
      Webmaster
      MiiM โ€“ expert advice in music marketing

      • Gloson
        April 19, 2011
        12:40 pm

        Hi Ian,

        LOL, thanks? ๐Ÿ˜›

        Very interesting, I didn’t know Matt Cutts said that. Yeah, adding a caching plugin is indeed quite essential, for usability and SEO.

        Thank a lot for the two extra tips, Ian. Appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Cheers!
        Gloson

    68. Amiel Sac
      April 23, 2011
      10:19 pm

      “7. Write Your About Me page”

      I’m glad you stressed this out here!! The about me page is one of the many things that i look for when i open blogs! This just adds to the credibility of the site.

    69. Kevin Peterson
      April 26, 2011
      3:53 am

      Excellent suggestions
      I agree with every tip you’ve included here. I’ve been building wordpress blogs for a few years now and was not aware of Google Analyticator. Something I will be adding now

    70. vero
      April 28, 2011
      7:15 pm

      thanks Glosson for this post as they say you learn something everyday.

      for me the Flavicon tip did it, I always wondered about them little icons in the browser address , but never knew what they were called (doh) and thought I didnt have the time to look into it,

      so now I know where to get my logo flavicon made

      thanks a bunch

    71. karen
      May 4, 2011
      8:59 pm

      I didn’t think that having www or not is important to a site. I just think that without www, I could shorten my typing of url of the website. I am not aware of favicon but I am familiar with pinging because I usually use it.

    72. Emmie
      May 17, 2011
      3:02 pm

      WOW! and I mean, WOW. this is fantastic. I am SO impressed with you — a KID who already speaks wordpress fluently. ๐Ÿ˜€ Keep it up, you’re really impressive for someone your age. I am using blogger for the moment but I am also creating another wordpress blog and these tips are really helpful. Thank you so much. I’m just floored with what you wrote, and I think I’m now your number one fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gloson
        May 17, 2011
        3:17 pm

        Hi Emmie!

        Awww.. Thank you very much the nice words! =) I really appreciate it. Glad to hear that you’re moving to wordpress. WordPress is indeed better than blogspot and more flexible as well. I’m glad you like my post! Thanks Emmie! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Best Regards,
        Gloson

    73. TheShadow@Mobile Themes World
      May 24, 2011
      3:24 pm

      Hi,First of all i like to congratulate you for starting this blog at young age ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my first visit here and am really impressed :)Keep up the good work.By the way thanks for sharing these tips

      • Gloson
        May 26, 2011
        5:53 pm

        Hello there. Thank you very much, I’m glad you like my blog! =)
        ~Gloson

    74. Andrew Walker
      May 24, 2011
      4:28 pm

      Oh wow…and to think that you’re just 13 years old? Well I’m ashamed of myself for not knowing that. I want to start a new blog on the WP, and I have no idea about the know-how, and you, my friend, taught me that! Great job!!

      • Gloson
        May 26, 2011
        5:54 pm

        Hi Andrew, thank you very much for the comment. I really appreciate it! Great to hear that you are going to use WP! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Cheers,
        Gloson

    75. Tony@Scholarships For Minorities
      May 26, 2011
      12:33 am

      This is a very impressive list, thanks for sharing the details in each step also.

    76. Jenny @ BingoBabe.co.uk
      May 27, 2011
      1:26 am

      Hey Gloson, awesome post. You just reminded me of a few things i need to do on my new blog. Firstly i need to create a favicon, i forgot about that.

      But more importantly i need to backup my site and the database files. Thanks for the reminder.

      – Jenny.

    77. Sherry @ mazda giveaway contest
      June 4, 2011
      11:17 pm

      I honestly admire this post. So, simple yet informative.
      I’ve been blogging for more than a year and I realized I haven’t done all this basic stuffs on my blog. I definitely picked out something essential from your post Gloson.

    78. Shash@facebook emoticons
      June 9, 2011
      4:42 am

      Hey Gloson..thanks for the list..

      definitely i follow most of them except email subscription and database backup. I didn’t realise i need to active for email subscription. What I do is use aweber form to capture emails of people and then send them my blog post.

      For database, that plugin is good..If you have plenty of sites then you can use wp twin script to make copy of your sites. It work perfectly. I either use it or do the backup every week through php my admin [and do the export under tool section of wp admin]

      keep up the good work..you are true inspiration

      thanks

    79. Sara Angel
      June 24, 2011
      6:42 pm

      Indeed deciding between a www and non www way is very important for SEO and not to have duplicate content. This is a very impressive list, thanks for sharing the details in each step also.
      you are great kid.

      thanks
      -Sara

    80. Jaja | Tweavo.com
      June 27, 2011
      9:08 pm

      Hi, Gloson! Long time no talk! ๐Ÿ˜€ I really missed your blog and poems! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      This is such a must read for bloggers. Even though I’ve been blogging for such a long time, I actually missed like 3 points here. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I would also inform everyone of another thing: Since WordPress blogs’ avatars are defaultly handled by Gravatar (like this blog, for example), I would suggest everyone to signup for Gravatar and upload their happy face’s photos (or even the non-smiling one) already. ๐Ÿ™‚

      ( They can also upload a plugin for a different comment system (Disqus, etc.) if they’re not into Gravatar. It’s such a must have to decide on it as soon as possible since comment back-up is such a mess afterwards :S )

      Thanks for the list! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll make one for my readers too! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Gloson
        June 28, 2011
        10:23 pm

        Hi Jaja!

        Nice to see you here again! Long time no see! =)

        Great suggestion, Jaja! Commentators should always have a Gravatar because it works on almost all wordpress blogs, and it helps to build their name. ๐Ÿ™‚ Disqus or other comment systems are ideal as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Cheers,
        Gloson

    81. George Williams@Tractor games
      July 9, 2011
      3:00 pm

      Hello Gloson,

      Long time no see, I’ve came again to read your posts and found this article that I haven’t read. I found this list of things to do after starting your WordPress blog very useful. I wish I would’ve found this article when I started my WordPress websites, years ago, hehe. Thanks for sharing! You’re a smart boy Gloson, congratulations again, I never forget to mention that!

      George Williams

    82. Amit@Forklift Training
      July 25, 2011
      11:19 am

      Took me several hours to figure out why my links were showing with /?p=123. Couldn’t understand why other blogs had pretty links and mine didn’t :))

      Keep up the good work, Gloson, you’re helping a lot of people.

      Glad i ran in to you,
      Amit.

      • Gloson
        August 5, 2011
        10:24 pm

        Hi Amit, I’m really glad I helped you. I see you’ve changed your links now. =D Cheers, Gloson

    83. Eddie Gear
      August 7, 2011
      2:24 pm

      Gloson, most of these I only realized after a year after I started to blog. Thanks for these tips. I am sure that newbie bloggers will find the post interesting.

    84. Dan @ chicken coop
      August 15, 2011
      12:05 pm

      Great tips gloson. Although I already knew most of them, you seem to be helping a lot of people here. Permalink structure, about me are all vital things when starting a blog. We were all their at some point or another. Keep it up

    85. Ganesh Babu @ Axleration
      August 20, 2011
      1:38 am

      Great list man ! Just all a novice blogger needs ! Wish I read this when I was struggling with my blog ! Hope it helps others ! I am sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚

    86. Barry Wheeler@Blogging for Success
      August 21, 2011
      4:08 am

      Great post! I hadn’t thought about a few of these things. I wasn’t as diligent as one would have hoped.

      I’ve gone and fixed a few of these across my blog network.

    87. James
      August 25, 2011
      5:35 am

      You put in just one article everything that a WordPress user should make and that’s awesome. I’ll bookmark this article and recommend to every WordPress user that I know.

    88. Matthew
      September 12, 2011
      3:40 am

      This was so helpful, Im going to be busy the next hour doing all this. You’ve out me behind schedule !!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    89. Davey @ Boots for Dogs
      October 10, 2011
      11:00 pm

      Hi Gloson,

      You’ve got some really great information here. There’s not much I can add, since you’ve covered a lot. So I’ll just offer one tidbit.

      You lead off with whether people want to include www. or not in their URLs. To add to this, once you (as in, anyone reading this) choose whether or not to use http://www., use only that version of your URL when building backlinks. If you build backlinks using both www. and no http://www., then you are diluting your backlink efforts.

    90. Your such a great blogger Gloson. Even I myself can’t do this or have knowledge about this. I started my blog last september but I failed to update my blog. Will try to blog again and will apply your tips here.

    91. vishvast
      November 8, 2011
      5:28 pm

      nice article dude i really want this article i daily vivit your blog and see many updates it is nice one i really like to visit u r visit .your blod is inspiration for me .gud work keep it up

    92. zes
      December 7, 2011
      1:18 pm

      Glad to come back! Your post here will surely help my sister learn the ropes in building her own blog. I was kinda looking for a good tutorial for beginners. I think she would owe you one. Thanks!

    93. Arjun Rai
      January 24, 2012
      1:09 pm

      Recently i have started my blog site on wordpress plat form and these information is really helpful for me and my kind of people. who work on it. thanks for sharing this informative post.

    94. Pete Goumas
      April 2, 2012
      4:15 am

      Hi Gloson,Its really astonishes me that you are only 14 years old and you write such an informative posts.I found that you like to share you knowledge and spread your words to others.Thanks for sharing 17 important things to do after starting wordpress blog.