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Is it best to set up all the plugins on my WP blog before I write any posts or can I go back and make changes to plugins after I have posted?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marko Vel
    The most important thing is to write a good and unique articles.
    You don't have to think now about plugins, so my advice is to use plugins later
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl DiNello
      Consider adding some of the more essential plugins now (SEO, Spam, etc.) and add others as you need or want them.

      Search this forum for some great plugin suggestions and go with those that meet your blogs needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Wright
    Get writing first, you can always change and edit plugins at any point via your plugin section on Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author tomsmart80
    Get your plugins sorted first especially the permalinks ones for seo
    before you write anything
    also publish to a schedule dont publish a post immediately
    make a schedule
    that way google likes you better
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    • Profile picture of the author billspaced
      At first, plugins are not really important, but your WP config is. Get your permalinks structure right and set your ping list.

      I'd get at least 5 posts online before I went to any of the SEO plugins. Then choose the standard ones like All in One, XML Sitemaps, WP-backup, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Guide
    Install plugins which will modify your permalinks and titles first.
    Then start writing. Along the way, install the rest of the plugins as and when you find them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Install as you go along.

      Plugins I recommend.

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  • Profile picture of the author romesaranto
    Make sure you change your permalink structure first, Settings>>Permalinks>>Choose Custom Structure>>past this in the entry bar /%postname%/
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  • Profile picture of the author AllyW
    WordPress is very forgiving, you can add and disable plugins pretty much any time with no problem. Be sure to set your permalinks and add sites to ping, and also include a sitemap plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author gottahave
    Never forget the Backup plugin. Usually with static websites you have a copy on your hard drive but not with blogs. If you have a crash you've lost a lot of work. Backup and save the misery.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcqueen
    Mark,

    Why not go ahead and activate the plugins before you start posting? If you have the right plugins, which the ones listed in the previous posts are some of the best, you will get the most out of each post.

    Good luck,

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author daniel3
    I have found from experience that a good site structure is one of the most important aspects of building a site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kendrickyi
    You could write your posts first and save them in MS Word or Notepad (or simply save them as drafts on WP), and you could install the plugins at the same time.

    Some plugins help with the SEO so you may wanna get those up first. But as mentioned, WP allows yu to activate and deactivate plugins as and when you wanna.

    Remember to backup regularly.
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