WordPress blog – initial setup

Setting up a blog using WordPress has been a relatively easy thing to do.  These are a few additional steps that I took after the installation. Installed Theme Although WordPress comes with some nice default themes, I wanted more control of the customization for my blog.  I researched a few recommended theme sites by John @ simpleprogrammer.com Elegant Themes ThemeForest Genesis Framework by Studio Press I purchased the Metric theme along with the Genesis framework, from Studio Press.  I went with this because I worked with the Genesis framework on a previous consulting project, therefore, I was able get my site up and running quickly. Installed Plugins These are the plugins that I installed. Akismet anti-spam service Jetpack Akismet is a service that runs through the comments on your blog and determines whether it's spam.  You have to set it up with an API key as it's required for this service.  The API key is free for personal blogs. Jetpack.  I installed … [Read more...]