Best practices: Managing your WordPress

02.04.2018 1,302

WordPress has become a synonym for an easy and slick website builder. It is the number one CMS (content management system) out there, beating the competition by a lot. But that doesn’t mean that people are experts in managing WordPress.

We will give you few easy practices, that will significantly improve your WordPress managing skills.

Backup it!

The cyber-criminals never sleep. You can get an attack at any hour. Some hacks can easily break your security and block your website. In such a case, you don’t want to lose everything. There are plenty of plug-ins that can automatically backup your site. There are paid and free options. You can even manually backup it by downloading the whole content in an archive and get the database file separately.

Content is the king.

You have probably heard it before and it is still 100% true. There are few things that you should focus on.

  • How suitable is the content for your visitors? You need to provide value with every post, not just put to fill the website. Think who the target is, what does it need and anticipate trends relative to it.
  • Pay attention to every detail of the article. Not just to have a well-written post, but you need to take care of the repetition of the keywords, the SEO score, metadata, Readability score, put pictures or videos. A perfect post will position better in the search engines and will give you a competitive edge over your rivals.
  • Social. Make it easy for your visitors to comment and share your post through the social networks. This will significantly improve your reach. Just keep in mind that there are many “trolls” so enable banning list for those visitors and clean the language with “swear word censorship.”

Backend matters!

We talk about the content for your visitors but you can make tweaks behind the curtains

  • HTTPS. Add extra protection with an SSL certificate. It will provide encrypted connection both for you and your visitors. It helps with the SEO too.
  • Limit the access to your website. You can configure which IPs can access your admin control. You can put an extra password to the wp-admin directory as well.
  • Keep everything up to date. Check the version of WordPress regularly. The same goes for the plug-ins and themes. You can’t let vulnerabilities thanks to an older version of some of them.

Keep in mind those practices for managing WordPress. You will get better results and more secure experience. WordPress is here to stay and we must learn how to manage it properly!