Well, the sickening era of W is finally over, though it feels as if we’ve dug ourselves into such a deep hole that getting out will be very, very difficult. But not impossible. I am enough of an optimist to believe in that.
I had previously tagged this useful looking article with some basic steps to take on a new WordPress install. So I did a couple of the easist/most obvious to get myself going here.
- I added an RSS feed to the sidebar
- I changed the default admin user
- I set the permalink style
- I got a WordPress api key and enabled akismet spam filtering
I did not change the default theme. Maybe I’ll do that next. Of course I’d really like to design my own, but it doesn’t seem to be a priority at this moment.
I do keep seeing zillions of references to libraries like jquery for adding a host of cool or useful features to your site like galleries, menus, cool visuals, etc.