Step 3: WordPress Settings
Now that you’ve setup your website, you need to login to wordpress. In the browser, type in your website address (e.g. www.mybusiness.co.za) and add “/wp-admin” to it. It will look like this, www.mybusiness.co.za/wp-admin
This is the link that you will always use to access wordpress on your website. Now enter the username and password and login.
The WordPress dashboard will appear that looks like the below screenshot, I’m not going to discuss the features just yet. We will focus on a few basic settings that are required.
- Click on Settings in the menu on the left and then click on General from the list that appears.
2. Most of these fields should already be filled according to what was entered into cPanel during the WordPress installation. You can edit whatever you wish if necessary . Edit the timezone field to Johannesburg.
3. Scroll down the page and you will find other optional settings (marked in green) that can edited. Once done, click on save button.
- Set front page displays to “static page” and then select “Sample Page” from the drop down box for Front Page (4.2)
- Select Summary for Each article in a feed, show.
- Now click on the save button.
5. Lastly, click on Permalinks (5.1) in the left menu , select post name (5.2) and click on the save button.
Well done! You’ve complete the Wordpress settings.