WordPress Website Configuration Optimization Tutorials For Beginners Launched

Looking for the best step-by-step courses on using WordPress to build a successful website? Check out the new courses from WPCompendium.org for the most accessible beginner’s courses on how to make the most of WordPress for your online success!

WPCompendium.org announced an updated series of WordPress tutorials for beginners, offering a step-by-step approach to help inexperienced users make the most of the popular CMS platform for their unique business and marketing needs.

Round Corner, Australia – October 11, 2018 /NewsNetwork/ —

WPCompendium.org - Free WordPress Tutorials

WPCompendium.org, an informative website for WordPress users, launched an updated range of step-by-step tutorials for beginners looking to develop a high-performance WordPress website. The tutorials cover everything from website planning and creation to WordPress installation and customization, the implementation of effective lead generation and SEO strategies, and various other important topics.

More information can be found at: https://wpcompendium.org

Almost a third of all websites are currently supported by WordPress, making it the most popular content management system. While it offers an extensive array of features for applications as diverse as blogging, e-commerce and official company websites, making the most of its functions can be challenging for many beginners.

WPCompendium.org was created to provide a step-by-step system allowing non-techies to build a professional WordPress website and implement simple strategies to maximize its online success.

The tutorials are organized into multiple gradual modules. Complete beginners can start with an introductory five-course module on the basics of creating a WordPress-based website. The WordPress Overview course familiarizes users with the main applications of the popular CMS platform, the Website Planning tutorial helps them map out the structure of their website, and the WordPress Installation and Configuration courses allow them to take the first steps towards leveraging WordPress for optimal website support and promotion.

Once users have acquired the basics of using WordPress, WPCompendium.org provides a series of modules designed to allow beginners to implement effective WordPress strategies depending on their specific business and marketing goals, optimize their websites for high Google ranking and develop high-performance lead generation campaigns.

The accessibility of the presentation and the step-by-step approach makes these resources ideal for beginning WordPress users without previous web design, development or online marketing experience.

WPCompendium.org announced that it will continue to invest in the development of high-quality WordPress resources for beginners.

Interested parties can find more information by visiting the above-mentioned website.

Contact Info:
Name: Martin Aranovitch
Email: media@wpcompendium.com
Organization: WPCompendium.org
Address: PO Box 48, Round Corner, NSW, 2158, Australia

For more information, please visit https://wpcompendium.org

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WordPress Configuration Checklist

Use the WordPress configuration checklist below to make sure that your WordPress website or blog has been professionally set up and expertly configured.

WordPress Configuration ChecklistThis tutorial is part of our WordPress Configuration tutorial series. In this tutorial, we provide a WordPress configuration checklist to make sure that your WordPress website or blog has been professionally set up and expertly configured.


WordPress Configuration Checklist

As discussed in this tutorial, installing WordPress literally takes no more than a minute or two when you know what to do. Configuring your WordPress settings can take a day or more, especially if you are following our WordPress Automated Traffic Generation Blueprint.

Why Use Our WordPress Configuration Checklist?

Our detailed step-by-step tutorials show you how to get your WordPress site expertly configured. This is important if you plan to build a successful digital presence.

Our WordPress configuration tutorials cover the WordPress setup process in great depth and show you how to set up your WordPress website or blog to help you get better search engine results, generate more traffic, convert more visitors into leads and sales, and so much more!

Whether you choose to build and configure your own WordPress site or outsource this task to web developers, it’s vitally important to make sure that your website or blog has been setup correctly to provide you with the most beneficial returns and the best results for your efforts as a WordPress user.

The checklist follows the WordPress Configuration process shown below.

The WordPress Configuration Process

WordPress Configuration Process

(WordPress Configuration Process. Click image to enlarge.)

WordPress Configuration Checklist

Use the checklist below to make sure that your WordPress site has been setup and configured correctly:

 Configuration StepCommentsTutorials

Put your WordPress site on maintenance modeOptional - add an 'under construction' page


Review our 'WordPress Traffic Automation Blueprint' tutorialsLearn how to configure WordPress for traffic generation!


Clean Up New WordPress Installation


Configure & Customize WordPress DashboardOptional


Configure WordPress User ProfileOptional - Add Bio to User profile



Configure WordPress General Settings


Configure WordPress Writing SettingsSee additional tutorials on how to index or prevent indexing of site.


Configure WordPress Reading SettingsSee additional tutorials on how to set up home page, blog page, etc.


Configure WordPress Discussion SettingsSee additional tutorials on how to set up gravatar, etc.


Configure WordPress Media SettingsSee additional tutorials on how to set up remote file storage system, etc.


Configure WordPress Permalink SettingsCreate search-friendly URLs



Configure SSL For WordPressOptional - Add if site requires 'https' instead of 'http'


Install & Configure WordPress Theme & Theme Settings


Install & Configure WordPress SEO Plugin


Install & Configure WordPress XML Sitemap


Install & Configure WordPress HTML Site Map


Install & Configure WordPress Contact Form


Install & Configure Google Analytics


Install & Configure Security Plugins


Install & Configure WordPress Backup Plugin


Install & Configure Additional PluginsOptional (e.g. Admin, Management, Reporting, Maps, Testimonials, e-Commerce, Membership site, etc.)




Configure WordPress Post Categories


Configure WordPress Post Tags


Configure WordPress Custom Menus


Configure WordPress Widgets


Set Up WordPress Legal PagesMake sure that your site is fully compliant!


Set Up Broken Link Detection System


Set Up Link RedirectionsOptional


Set Up Custom 404 Error PageOptional


Set Up Custom Maintenance Mode PageOptional



Set Up Additional Email Accounts & ServicesOptional - Set up autoresponders, opt-in forms, etc.


Set Up Webmaster AccountsGoogle Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, Yandex Webmaster, etc.


Set Up Social AccountsFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, GooglePlus, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.


Set Up Additional ServicesIntegrate WordPress With Social Media, Reporting & Traffic Generation Services


Add Initial Website ContentCreate this content ASAP to avoid website launch delays.


Check & Test SiteReview everything including security & make sure your site is OK and ready to launch.



Download The WordPress Configuration Checklist


Next Step

Congratulations, you have completed our WordPress configuration tutorials …  your website or blog is now ready to launch!

The next step is to learn how to use WordPress.

To learn how to use WordPress, see the tutorials in the training module below:

WordPress Configuration Checklist

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How To Configure WordPress Writing Settings

Your WordPress Writing Settings can help drive new visitors automatically to your website. Learn how to configure your WordPress Writing Settings in this step-by-step tutorial.

Configure WordPress - Writing SettingsThis tutorial is part of our WordPress configuration tutorials, where we show you how to set up and configure your WordPress site or blog with no coding skills required.


After configuring your WordPress General Settings, the next step is to configure your WordPress Writing Settings.

This section controls various options and settings related to creating and editing. This includes your site’s default Post Category and the default Post Format, the Post via email feature and the update services that WordPress notifies whenever new content is published on your website.

Complete the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to configure your WordPress Writing Settings.

Configuring WordPress Writing Settings – Step-By-Step Tutorial

Click on Settings > Writing in your dashboard menu …

Settings Menu - Writing

(WP Settings Menu – Writing Settings)

This loads the ‘Writing Settings’ page in your web browser …

WordPress - Writing Settings

(WordPress – Writing Settings Screen)

WordPress Writing Settings

The first couple of options in the ‘Writing Settings’ area affect your Post/Page editor, while the rest of the settings in this section controls external publishing methods.

Writing Settings - Default Post Category & Format Settings

(Writing Settings – Default Post Category & Format Settings)

Default Post Category

Use the drop-down menu in this section to select the default Post Category. The default Post Category is the category that WordPress will assign to a new post if you do not assign a specific category when writing the post.

Note: If you delete a Category, any posts that were assigned to that Category will be reassigned to the default post Category.

To learn more about WordPress Post Categories, see the tutorial below:


After WordPress 4.3, the ‘Formatting’ section is no longer being added to new WordPress installations. The feature is still there, but it is not visible on the ‘WordPress Writing Settings’ screen …

Writing Settings - Formatting

(Writing Settings – Formatting)

WordPress automatically converts all of the emoticons in your posts into graphical smileys.

To learn more about using emoticons in WordPress (including how to disable this feature), see the tutorial below:

Default Post Format

Use the drop-down menu in this section to select the default Post Format. Post Formats are used by themes to create different styling for different types of posts …

Select Your Default WordPress Post Format

(Default WordPress Post Format)

Note: This setting will only be visible if the currently activated theme supports Post Formats.

To learn more about using Post Formats, see the tutorial below:

Post via email

This option lets you set up your site to publish emails as posts. The way this works is that you send an email to a specific address you’ve set up for posting content to your WordPress site via email, and WordPress adds the content of your email as a new post …

Post via email

(Post via email)

The following message is displayed at the beginning of the Post via email section:

“To post to WordPress by email you must set up a secret email account with POP3 access. Any mail received at this address will be posted, so it’s a good idea to keep this address very secret. Here are three random strings you could use …”

To enable the post by email feature, you will need to complete the following fields:

  • Mail Server – A mail server receives emails on your behalf and stores them for retrieval. Your mail server will have an address like mail.example.com.
  • Port – Servers typically use port 110 to receive requests related to emails. If your mail server uses a different port (see your webhosting provider for this), then use that port number into this field.
  • Login Name – If, for example, the email address that you will be using for posting by email is remote@example.com, then ‘remote’ is the Login name.
  • Password – Enter the password for the above email address into this field. WordPress generates three random example passwords that you can use at the beginning of this section.
  • Default Mail Category – WordPress will assign the category you specify here to all posts published via the Post by email feature. You can also create a new post category specifically for posts that you plan to publish via email.

Useful Tip

To learn how to set up and use the post by email feature, see the tutorial below:

Note: The Post via email feature is optional. You don’t need to use this feature to post content to your WordPress site. Just add content normally as described in this step-by-step tutorial: How To Create A New WordPress Post.

Update Services

As explained in our WordPress Traffic Automation Blueprint, one of the most powerful features of using WordPress is its ability to notify external services like directories and search engines whenever new content gets published on your site …

WordPress can automatically notify directories and search engines when new content gets published on your site!

(WordPress can automatically notify directories and search engines when new content gets published on your site!)

When you publish a new post, WordPress automatically notifies the update services of the sites listed in the Update Services box …

Update Services

(Update Services)

By default, WordPress only adds one service to the ‘Update Services’ box with a new installation (http://rpc.pingomatic/).

To take full advantage of this powerful feature, however, you will want to add more update services as described below.

Go to Settings > Writing> Update Services and paste your list of ping service URLs (one per line) into the Update Services area …

Paste your ping service URLs in this box

(Paste your ping service URLs in this box)

When entering your Ping service URLs, remember to separate multiple entries with line breaks.


We have prepared a comprehensive list of reliable and authoritative ping services for your WordPress site or blog. Copy and paste the URLs (one per line) from the zipped file below into the “Update Services” box inside your Writing Settings screen …


Note: If you block your WordPress site from displaying to search engines, the message “WordPress is not notifying any Update Services because of your site’s visibility settings.” will display instead of the update services list …

Update Services will not display if you prevent search engines from indexing your site.

(Update Services will not display if you prevent search engines from indexing your site.)

Click Save Changes to update your settings …

Save your changes

(Save your changes to update your settings)

WordPress Writing Settings – Additional Notes

Installing plugins and themes on your WordPress site can add new settings to your WordPress Writing Settings section …

Plugins and themes can add additional settings to the WordPress Writing Settings section

(Plugins and themes can add additional options to the WordPress Writing Settings section)

Congratulations! Now you know how to configure your WordPress Writing Settings. The next step, is to configure your WordPress Reading Settings.


Next Step: Configure Your WordPress Site: Reading Settings


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