This series will show you “How to set up a Blog” and perform “WordPress Configuration“, we use these guidelines to deploy configure new websites on our production installations for professional services such as an Accounting firm, Medical Practice or Finance Broker.
In this lesson we run through setting up Jetpack WordPress
- WordPress.com Stats
- User Comments
- Blog Subscriptions
- Post by Email
- User Likes
- Related Posts
- Social media Sharing
- Spelling and Grammer
- Gravatar Hovercards
- Sidebar Widgets
- Website monitoring (is website is up or down)
This is part of the “How to set up a Blog” professional series and includes best practices and processes that we follow for building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system which allows niche markets such as Financial Broker Networks, Accounting Groups and Medical Practices to dominate SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions) within their local & geographic regions.
Phase 1, is done early in the configuration process and covers required settings that would BLOCK the project if they were not ready
WordPress.com Stats – Configure
Click configure to setup WordPress.com Stat’s
Provides Simple, concise site stats with no additional load on your server.
WordPress.com Stats – Basic Settings
Comments – Why
Jetpack Comments replaces your default comment form with a new comment system that has integrated social media login options.
We’re breaking down the barriers between you and your audience. When someone reads an article on your site and wants to comment, they can now use one of their existing social networking accounts to post a comment. No longer do they need to create yet another account and profile!
Jetpack Comments – Activate
A new comment system that has integrated social media login options.
- Click activate
- Click Configure (seen after activation
Jetpack Comments – Basic Settings
Easily allow any visitor to subscribe to all of your posts via email through a widget in your blog’s sidebar. Every time you publish a post, WordPress.com will send a notification to all your subscribers.
Subscriptions – Basic Settings
Post by Email – Deactivate
Post by Email is a way of publishing posts on your blog by email. Any email client can be used to send the email, allowing you to publish quickly and easily from devices such as cell phones.
When building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system, Deactivate this feature
Transform your standard image galleries into an immersive full-screen experience.
Carousel – Basic Settings
Likes allow your readers to show their appreciation for your posts and other published content using their WordPress.com accounts. Your readers will then be able to review their liked posts from WordPress.com
Likes – Basic Settings
“Related Posts” shows additional relevant links from your site under your posts. If the feature is enabled, links appear underneath your Sharing Buttons and WordPress.com Likes
Related Posts – Basic Settings
The most super duper sharing tool on the interwebs. Share content with Facebook, Twitter, and many more.
Sharing – Configuration Panel
Drag from Available Services into:
- Drag and drop available services here, or;
- Services dragged here will be hidden behind a share button
Sharing – Basic Settings
Configure Spelling and Grammer
The After the Deadline Proofreading service improves your writing by using artificial intelligence to find your errors and offer smart suggestions.
Spelling and Grammer – Basic Settings
Configure Gravatar Hovercards
Hovercards enhance plain Gravatar images with information about a person: name, bio, pictures, their contact info, and other services.
Gravatar Hovercards – Basic Settings
Search once, get results from everything! Currently supports searching posts, pages, comments, media, and plugins.
Activate Google+ Profile
The Google+ profile module allows you to connect your blog and Google+ accounts.
Displayed below your posts will be a link back to your Google+ profile and a Google+ follow button. A link will also be added to your Google+ profile.
Configure Extra Sidebar Widgets
Easily add images, Twitter updates, and your site’s RSS links to your theme’s sidebar.
Sidebar Widget – Default Settings
Sidebar Widget – Basic Settings
Alter the Side Bar Widgets by changing from the default settings (left) to the basic settings (right)
Configure Monitor – Test if website up or down
Jetpack Monitor will keep tabs on your site, and alert you the moment that downtime is detected.
Monitor – Basic Settings
Just setup an email address to send messages to if the site goes up or down
Configuration after Go Live
Phase 2, has dependencies on other project tasks including detailed information collection for the client
Proton is a Free CDN for WordPress
Give your site a boost by loading images in posts from the WordPress.com content delivery network. We cache your images and serve them from our super-fast network, reducing the burden on your Web host with the click of a button.