You are now signed into your WordPress website. Let’s start with some basic settings. Starting from the WordPress Dashboard, look for the “Settings” menu in the left sidebar. From here, we will change some of the WordPress default settings. The picture below shows what the WordPress Dashboard looks like when you first sign into your website.
Click on “Settings”, “General”. Here you will see basic settings for time, date, and timezone. WordPress allows you to control how these are displayed. Adjust these to your preference. You will also see the email you used when you set up the WordPress installation. By checking “Anyone Can Register” you will allow site visitors to sign up to comment on posts. Be sure to set “New User Default Role” to “Subscriber”. This will limit their access to just commenting. We’ll cover WordPress user roles more in a later step.
Be sure to click “Save Changes” when you are done. You can read more about General Settings here.