WordPress Mistakes

How can you get the most out of WordPress?

In this Blog we will list a few of the more common WordPress mistakes that most beginners make. Use this guide to help avoid making the same WordPress Mistakes that the large majority of WP Admin's do

Forgetting to update WordPress

Stay Updated. It is often a good idea to set up WordPress to update automatically. But always keep it updated to the latest version. Hackers and malicious attackers scans the Internet looking for Software installations that have not been properly updated. Do not let you be the one they find!

Failing to Make a Backup

You should always have your WordPress backed up regularly. Failure to create a backup may seem like a rookie mistake to those who perform those backups. But it is something far to easy to forget. There are many Plugins you can use. Just do a Search on Bing for best WordPress backup plugins.
Or on Google with out adds And remember with RSH Wordpress Hosting. Backups are free through your cPanel Admin interface's "Backup Wizard"

Change the Default Admin User Name

The Admin user-name is created when you install WordPress. That account name has "Administrative Privileges". Hackers know this. It is easy for someone who wants unauthorized access to your site to run a "Brute Force" attack targeting the admin username. It is especially important that it not continue to display the generic title that comes "Out of the Box". Make it a priority to change this user-name when you are installing, it just makes sense to change it right then

Also see WordPress Codex on the "default Admin Name"

Do Not go Over Board with Plugins

You want to have as few plugins as possible on your WordPress site. If you can run your entire WordPress website with zero plugins then congrats you are officially a "WordPress Wizard” Keep in mind that not all plugins are completely compatible with other plugins. Beware of plugin conflicts. Also there are often security vulnerabilities. So be carefully, and always make sure that your plugins have been tested with the latest WordPress release

Publishing without enough forethought

Given how obsessive the Internet has become with consistent posting through blogs and social media. We suggest just slowing it down. Google updates have increasingly prioritized how user friendly and valuable your content is. Specifically any posts should be carefully revised and edited prior to publishing. Beyond your search engine results, it will also help you from a user experience perspective

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Favicon Customization

Ever look at your browser window and see a small icon next to the title of the page? Bing has a "B". Google has a "G"
The problem with neglecting favicons is that it will get the information elsewhere. You do not want to advertise your "Theme Company" through its favicon Your favicon should be part of your identity
Here is some information on Creating a Favicon

Poor Choice of Themes

WordPress is a standardized way to approach the web, so it’s important that you make the most of the elements such as your theme. Also the structure of your design will have a major impact on how well you do in searches, usability, affordability, and credibility. When selecting a theme we suggest going straight to the WordPress Themes Directory to find one

The Default Permalink

The permalink is a static hyper-link referring to one of your blog posts that look something like
That type of link can be very bad for your Search Engine ranking. This cab be much better both for engagement and for the Search Engines. You will want to change it. You can change your permalink structure through Settings > Permalinks. Improving your SEO performance if you use strong keywords (and key concepts). For more on Changing Permalinks see wordpress.org/Settings_Permalinks_Screen

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