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The Most Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid

by Steven Mautone Grace Themes

Everyone makes a mistake in their life but repeating it is considered to be a huge mistake of a person the same is considered in WordPress. While creating a website there are so many traps where you can fall easily. To help you to aware of such kind of mistakes we thought of creating an article on common WordPress mistakes that a developer does while building a website for the first time. We have added a list of some common mistakes that you should avoid.

·         Choose a good hosting company

Most businesses prefer to create an online presence for their business so that they can engage a large number of audiences and they can reach their potential customers. Most business owners know the importance of good content thus they know the importance of a good hosting company. We have an experience that most of the companies based on a small scale based does so many mistakes at the beginning by not studying and focusing on their needs and selecting a cheap hosting plan that has poor response time, or not compatible with the latest software. But this does not mean that you should select an expensive hosting you first need to check your requirements and then move with the desired company who can fulfill your needs by providing valuable services.

·         Update your PHP version and other software’s you use

PHP 7+ has so many things to offer in terms of performance and speed. if your website or a server is getting executed an older version of PHP i.e. 5.6 or less then might face some serious problems like poor performance and poor page loading speed. Consider you want to use WordPress Best templates and plugins that are created in the year 2020 and you are using older PHP version that was updated 3-4 years back. How your website will run? You might face some technical errors too. You are stopping your website from working great. This is the main reason why you should keep your PHP updated.

·         Do backups regularly

If you are wondering that when you should back up your WordPress website then you might find this helpful. If you are not using any WordPress plugins or hosting platform for backup for your data then you should always backup your data before you are applying changes to your website. While updating the website you may lose setting a and other things such as you might face errors, the rollback of your website, or downtime. To perform backup you can use WordPress plugin which is also available for free.

·         Do not check you're in the different website of localhost

When you are running your website which is stable and looks professional as it should be you should not edit it live. If you want to modify something on your website it would be better to install a WordPress locally on your computer. Apply these changes and once done you can upload that file from localhost to live server.

·         Delete unused plugin or update the plugins and themes you use

The number of plugins on your website can slow your website performance so it would be better if you delete those unused plugins and make sure to update the old WordPress plugins and WordPress templates.

·         Optimize the images

Images play an important role to captivate more user attention but so many images can get problems to your website so it is a good option to optimize images to get your website load quicker and faster to get maximum user traffic.

Do not ignore the importance of search engine optimization.

Conclusion:

These all steps are very important in terms of SEO so make sure to not repeat such common mistakes.

 


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About Steven Mautone Junior   Grace Themes

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Created on Jul 24th 2020 10:44. Viewed 315 times.

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