A few things new WordPress users tend to look around after installed their fresh WordPress system. To be frank, WordPress isn’t the most user friendly content management system (or blog system whatever make you happy).
WordPress introduced custom menus since version 3.0. This helps beginner to arrange and organize their menu more effectively and easier. This built in WordPress custom menu allows you to create your very own set of menu and associate it with different menu location (provided your theme has a few menu location: such as top and bottom).
There are reason why you should setup the media sizes of your WordPress. Keep in mind, WordPress will automatically crop any image you upload to 3 sizes: Thumbnail size, Medium size and Large size, another one is your default size.
WordPress menu is something very useful if you do it right. However, WordPress menu may not be that user friendly in term of interface. Here is some walk-around and how to.
After setting your WordPress and installed the shinny fresh theme, now it is time to setup the second most (literally) important setup for your website.