Let’s talk about what makes your theme obsolete and when is the best moment to change it. By the time you read through this guide, you’ll have a better understanding of what to do with your seemingly outdated theme and when to get a new WordPress theme.
SEO is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle for new WordPress blogs. Without SEO, you leave a lot of money (or traffic) on the table, and you don’t take full advantage of the opportunities waiting for your site out there.
That being said, SEO is not the easiest of things to do, and it requires just as much deliberate practice as correct website setup, which will allow Google to find and index your blog.
The value of good website typography isn’t apparent right away. We tend to be much more design-focused than typography-focused when it comes to building our WordPress websites.
And while there’s nothing entirely wrong with that, maybe let’s take a moment to rethink what good WordPress typography can give us, and why we should spend some time working on it.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the idea of showcasing your most popular posts somewhere in the sidebar of your site. It’s a fairly standard thing to do in WordPress, and all you need is one of the available “popular posts” plugins.
Social media is now a must-have for all websites, regardless of the niche you’re in. But at the same time, having multiple social media plugins installed – all doing the same thing – is a poor choice for your WordPress site.
The whole point behind WordPress is to give people the power to build, modify, and tune up their own sites or blogs. This is something that, just a decade ago, you needed to hire a professional designer/developer for.
Trust me, I speak from experience when I say that backups are your no.1 policy against hacker attacks, crashing servers, broken databases, and/or hosting companies locking you out of your account for whatever reason. Or, rather, not so much a “policy,” but a way for you to bring things back to normal, should anything bad ever happen.
I’m sure you’ve read at least one of those WordPress security horror stories. You know, the ones where someone loses their entire website due to a hacker attack or some other obscure vulnerability that renders their server useless.
Be honest … moving WordPress to a new host is something none of us like to do. In most cases, it’s highly stressful, and there’s more than a handful of things that can go wrong. The result if they do? A site that has crashed, and a bunch of data that got lost along the way. Oh joy!
As awesome as Google Analytics is, especially considering how much it gives you completely free of charge, it’s also quite intimidating when you see it for the first time.