Hey Fellow Noobs, and others.
If its your first time here and want to start at the beginning of the series, go to my first post in this series called
This is going to be my last post in this series on Building a Website. I have broken it into two parts because it was getting quite lengthy, but don’t worry I am publishing them at the same time.
I always hated those TV programs that were continued next week.
In this post we are going to clean up the website you built , and in Part Two discuss paid or Premium Themes, and I want to show you the theme I use for Newbie2Newbie. Socrates
The first thing that you want to do is access the back end , or dashboard. In my case it’s www.yourspringwedding.com/wp-admin , enter user and password, and you should be here.
Click on Posts
Remember to click on the images to enlarge them, and click the back button to return to this page.
You will see a default post Hello world. Mouse over the area and you will see this.
Click Trash to remove the post.
Next, we are going to remove all the default links, so click on the Links button.
Tick all the links, change the setting to Delete in the box with the arrow pointing to it at the bottom, and click Apply.
One last thing we need to remove a plugin and activate a Spam plugin called Akismet.
For a detailed explanation of Plugins go to WordPress .
Delete the Hello dolly plugin, and activate the Akismet plugin.
As you can see by this page you will need an API key to activate Akismet.
Click on API Key
You will then see the following page. Akismet is free if your blog doesn’t make over five hundred dollars a month, so I think we’re both safe….. at least for now
Check the Free Akismet radio button, fill in your details, and hit next.
You will next get a confirmation page , go to your email, copy the code, come back to your plugins page, and enter your Akismet API Key.
You will the get a Confirmation Page like below, and that’s it.
If you are wondering, like I was, what’s all the fuss is about spam. I mean nobody even knows about your blog yet.
Check this out. Akismet has caught more spam than I have real comments LOL.
You have to read these they’re quite comical.
Oh, and check to see if your real comment’s are mistaken for spam, just like your email. It happens once in a while.
Take a look at these…..
I think this one is my personal favorite though.
Well that last part was a blast. I think I might make it a feature and call it Sunday Spam or something, let me know what you think.
In part 2 of this post on Building a Website, I will be talking about paid or premium themes for wordpress, and showing you the Socrates Theme which Newbie@Newbie uses.
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