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.

mwp-assistant-setup-en_us-22: 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.

mwp-assistant-setup-en_us-1This 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.

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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15 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

  4. terri C says:

    I’ve set everything up and followed all of the instructions but when I try to visit my site by typing the address into my internet search bar it comes up with the 1&1default site, but when i click on any link in my control panel or on my wordpress dashboard it takes me to my actual site. why is it not working when i type the address out to visit my site?

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi terri C,

      the dns update of your domain can always take some time before the site is working in every circumstances. Also browser caches can cause this.

      In the mean time your website should be shown everytime you open the url in your browser.

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

  5. Debbie Joyce says:

    I would like to change the text and pictures in the theme. How do I do that. I thought there was access to pictures? Are there more instructions somewhere?

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Debbie,

      here you can find a “get started” collection created by us:

      That should a good point to start from. 🙂

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

  6. I cannot get into either of my websites to design them. It says my wordpress email/username/password is wrong. I created a new wordpress site inside of 1and1 and I’m not sure how I”m supposed to create or login in to it.

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Felicia,

      you are trying to login to your WordPress dashboard with the credentials you created during the WordPress installation process, right? Please don’t mix it up with the login credentials you normally use for 1&1 Control Panel access.

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

  7. Which is the best cache plugin in wordpress?

    1. 1and1help says:


      thats pretty hard to say – like in many things, it’s a matter of taste. 🙂

      Personally, I made good experiences with “Cachify” and “Cache Enabler”

      If you want to save ressources and use caching without another plugin, you might activate OPCache on our server:

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

  8. Lexy says:

    Two of pages that are on my website (Programs and Program Benefits) do not show up when scrolling through. I parented them both to home page. Please help!

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Lexy,

      seems like you fixed this already. Both pages were loading properly in my test.

      Everything’s ok again?

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

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