Jason Blanton of BloggingTips has put together a nice little article which covers five things you should do after you install your self hosted WordPress blog. These five things include:
- Changing the permalink structure
- Change the default theme
- Update your ping services
- Activate the akismet plugin
- Burn your feed with FeedBurner
One item that I would add to this list is to figure out which stats program or service to use. You can use WordPress.com Stats which is a detailed stats plugin or you can use something like Google Analytics or MINT. One thing that I wish I could do if I could start over would be to integrate one of these nice statistical packages as they really come in handy down the road.
Jason mentions that this is only the first in a series of articles which will cover various things that you might want to tweak as you go along with using WordPress.
Although this short and quick guide is great for newcomers to WordPress, what about those who have established blogs? If you could go back in time and change the way or ways in which you began to use WordPress, what would those changes be?