Core Tweaks WordPress Setup

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Primarily for use in new WP installations, the steps are based on an employee checklist from Search Commander, Inc. for setting up sites.

Author:cyber49 (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.8
WordPress version tested:5.4.1
Plugin version:4.0.4
Added to WordPress repository:26-03-2009
Last updated:13-04-2020
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Plugin URI:http://www.seoautomatic.com/plugins/wp-core-t...
Total downloads:99 926
Active installs:1 000+
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Even before you add an SEO plugin, the steps after a WP installation can take 20 to 40 minutes. This plugin eliminates that time, putting all the options on one admin screen. This plugin does not replace other SEO plugins. It does what they don’t do; Properly prepare you for their installation.

You should have no other plugins active while running this setup plugin, since it is primarily for new installations.

This plugin extends the built-in features of WordPress, and has an import / export feature, saving you even more time for additional installations.

All of the “little things”, from deleting the Hello World post to changing the permalink structure are all accessible from a single admin page.

This plug-in is designed to be a COMPANION to other plugins like All in one SEO or Yoast SEO and is not intended as a replacement for those. In fact, as they get better and add features, we routinely disabled any of our duplicated features to avoid conflicts.

Features

From one admin screen, click a button and make any or all of these changes…

  1. Change default post category name from “uncategorized” to:
  2. Turn OFF organization of uploads into month and year-based folders.
  3. Set the RSS feed to display only a summary.
  4. Change permalink structure to custom setting:
  5. Add a page and shortcode for the integrated DDSiteMap Generator
  6. Create a privacy page with your contact information
  7. Add a Contact Page
  8. Delete default “Hello World” post.
  9. Select a page to be displayed as your home page
  10. Change default post comments on articles.
  11. Delete default comment
  12. Set the main blog email
  13. Set the admin user’s blog email
  14. Add new users
  15. Change the default page name from “about”
  16. Set the default page as the front page.
  17. Create the page to designate for displaying your blog posts, and name it:
  18. Change the blog description tagline.
  19. Add a robots.txt file to your blog root.(This WILL overwrite any existing robots.txt file and cannot be undone.)
  20. Footer control
    • Add a copyright date to the footer.
    • Add an admin login to the footer.
    • Add the static sitemap link to the footer.
    • Add the privacy policy link to the footer.
  21. Advanced:
  22. Uploads Folder: You will need to have writable permission
  23. Attempt to create the uploads folder and set the permission to writable.
  24. Change H2 tags to H1
  25. Import / export your settings from another site. Once you set preferences the first time, just export. Then import that file on future domains, and you’re done.

Notes:

  1. We recommend disabling any other plugins before running the process to minimize potential conflicts. We can pretty much guarantee there will be NO conflicts when you re-enable them, but if there are we’ll fix them for n/c.

  2. In 2013 we integrated another of our own plugins called “Our Profiles”. This feature adds a new menu item with an admin page to enter all of your social URLs so you can display them with a single shortcode on a page, post, or in a widget.

  3. Your .htaccess file should be writable for your permalinks to change.

  4. The permalink option is “on” by default. If you’ve already set your permalinks and forgot to uncheck the option box, you can easily go back and change back to your original settings in wp-admin > Settings > Permalinks.

  5. We recommend disabling any other plugins before running the process to minimize potential confilcts. There will be no conflicts when you re-enable them.

  6. Your .htaccess file should be writable for your permalinks to change.

  7. The permalink option is “on” by default. If you’ve already set your permalinks and forgot to uncheck the option box, you can easily go back and change back to your original settings in wp-admin > Settings > Permalinks.

Core Tweaks WordPress Setup


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