Customizing your Managed WordPress website

After logging in for the first time, start the wizard to set up the design and plugins for your website.

1: Select your website type

You need full creative control for your photo blog or a professional company website with extensive evaluation options? – Each website type offers a selection of plugins and themes that we have optimized for your website.

managed-wordpress-wizard-1-en2: Choose your theme

Use themes to control what your website looks like. You can easily adjust and personalize all themes later. For the selection of themes, we have evaluated not only the features and design, but also the performance and quality of the code.


This means that all the themes offer not only a great design, but also the speed and mobile-friendliness, visitors need to have a great experience on your website.

3: Select your plugins

Enhance your website with plugins and additional features.


Like your theme, all plugins have been carefully checked by our team for their features and quality. The result: You have direct access to just the plugins you need for your website. We hide every distraction, every mediocre plugin you do not need.

Get started on your website

Create your first post, customize the design, link the domain of your choice or adjust the setting for comments. It all is up to you.

Once you have set up your website using the wizard, you will find a summary of the most important actions and settings in the Dashboard.  If you want to completely redesign your website, you can go back to the wizard at any time to adjust your website type, theme or plugins.

Get to know the Managed WordPress Dashboard

You can create posts and pages, and manage your website, using the Dashboard. The Managed WordPress wizard always offers you direct access to your website’s most important functions:


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5 thoughts on “Customizing your Managed WordPress website

  1. valencia says:

    how do you change and need to customize our footer on bottom to say:
    *** copyright …. etc

  2. Selim Catkin says:

    When I try to install WordPress app within 1&1, it asks me to enable SSL certificate which is already enabled. Any help?

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Selim,

      we need more detailed informations to help you. Please send us an e-mail with all the data you can provide at We will have a deeper look into this.

      Michael, 1&1

  3. My blog posts are always coming up in summary form instead of full text even though I have them set as full text in the settings. How can I change this?

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Simon,

      this depends very much on the theme you are using for your blog. The function you might want to edit on this point is called “excerpt”:

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

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