BACKHow to setup a WordPress website on your own server – Part 4
Published on Monday, February 06, 2012 Comment(s): 0
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Step 9 – Setup users.
This is an easy enough step, but the reason why we've included it, is many website owners give people too high a level of permissions on their website. A writer doesn't need administrator access for example.
To add new users or to change details:
- Log into WordPress as an administrator.
- From the dashboard, select 'Users' from the side menu.
Never be tempted to give others your login details, and make sure once someone is no-longer involved with a website, you make changes accordlingly. The good news is if you accidentally skipped ahead and set user roles already, you can change them. Also in most situations you should have the option 'Anyone can register' turned on. You access this option from 'General', under the 'Settings' tab.
Step 10 – Create a home page and a blog page.
If you are setting up a WordPress website, that isn't purely a blog, but requires a static home page, you will need to make additional changes:
- Log into the WordPress dashboard as an administrator.
- Create two pages, one called 'Home' and another 'Blog'.
- From the 'Settings' tab, select 'Reading Settings'.
- Select 'Home' as your 'Front page' and 'Blog' as your 'Posts page'.
To be continued...
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