This is where it begins: the administrator login for your WordPress Website. Here are a few configurations common across all websites:

Go to Pages, Add New, title = “home,” (No other content required), the click on the “Publish Button.”

On the Settings menu:

  • General
    • Update the Time Zone (use “New York” in Florida)
    • Click the “Save Changes” button
  • Writing
    • Yes to allow users to Switch Editors
    • Click the “Save Changes” button
  • Reading
    • Check in here if you want a static home page. There is a checkbox and a pull-down menu.
    • Click the “Save Changes” button
  • Permalinks
    • Select one other than the first. We recommend “Post Name.”
    • Click the “Save Changes” button


At this point, we often install an anti-virus plugin and something to put the site into maintenance mode.