- Set your permalinks – by default permalinks are set to the id number. Go to Setting>permalinks and change to a common setting. We recommend either post name only or a custom structure of /%category%/%postname%/
- Set your screen options – near the top of your dashboard page on the right hand side is a dropdown arrow next to “screen options” if you click on this you can select/unselect the options you need. By removing options you don’t need you will remove clutter and make it easier to see and use the items you use. Screen options can be set for most all sections of the dashboard like the main dashboard, the post/page listings, post/page entry/editing and so on
- AKISMET!! – no matter what other plugins you use ALWAYS use Akismet! This plugin automatically deals with spam for you
Feel free to look at the other helpful articles on managing your WordPress website.