I promised my class and a consulting client that I’d have my recommendations for the intial WordPress set up and settings for search engine optimization (SEO) by today. I’ll be writing more on this subject and a great deal more on search engine optimization with WordPress in particular and CMS sites in general, but for now I’m posting my crash course tutorial in two formats. So here is how to set up WordPress immediately after installation to for improved performance and search engine optimization.

WordPress Optimization Settings & Set-Up in PDF format (6MB)

WordPress Optimization Settings & Set-Up in Powerpoint format (10MB)

And here is a terrific article from WordPress on the subject (although I don’t agree with them about disallowing the Wayback Machine…)

WordPress How-To on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

I hope you find this helpful.

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