Now that we have WordPress installed, as we did in Step 4, there are a few WordPress settings that we need to adjust and install a few WordPress plug-ins so that our site is optimized for search engines. Many WordPress plug-ins are free, and the 3 that I recommend below are all free.
Step 5- WordPress Settings & Plug-Ins
You are ready to start writing content for your website, but first, there are a few settings that we should adjust and plug-ins we should install.
All these fixes are designed to help your site rank higher in Google. We are going to change one setting and install 3 plug-ins.
Go into your WordPress admin panel, and select Settings/Permalinks (see image below).
Under Common settings, choose Custom Structure and write in /%postname%/
This will give you readable URLs for your posts and pages, such as: