15 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress

Things to do after installing WordPress

WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform you can find in cyberspace. Countless of new WordPress based websites go live everyday and there are no signs of slowing down.

WordPress is reasonably easy to use, but it can be challenging to find your way through so many different themes, plugins and configuration settings, especially if you’ve never been through this process before. It’s easy enough to do a WordPress installation through your hosting provider, but what do you do after installing WordPress?

Having installed and configured WordPress on so many websites over the years, I’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t work so well. I now simply follow a routine whenever I need to install WordPress, either for a website I own or for someone else.

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How to Get Facebook to Share the Right Thumbnail Image of Your WordPress Blog Post

Facebook share image WordPress

I recently ran into an issue where I wanted to share an old WordPress blog post on Facebook, but Facebook refused to pick up the thumbnail cover image that I had configured for that particular post. It literally drove me mad as I had no clue why Facebook was being so stubborn.

I tried to share it several times, in different browsers, after clearing all my Internet history, but no luck. After spending some time digging I was finally able to resolve the problem and get Facebook to recognize and share the right thumbnail for that WordPress post.

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How to Migrate Your WordPress Site from HTTP to HTTPS

Migrate WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS

If you’ve been running a WordPress blog for some time now, you probably know already that HTTPS and SSL are a hot topic. Google has been pushing hard to get all blog owners and webmasters out there to migrate their blogs and websites from HTTP to HTTPS.

As with anything in life, security is a big thing. Having a proper SSL certificate installed and having your domain configured as HTTPS is now officially a search engine ranking factor.

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