In recent years we have witnessed how WordPress attracts millions of users to build an amazing website for business and other uses. Today it plays an increasingly important role for building websites and blogs for small and medium enterprises paper.
However, it should be noted that the vast majority of WordPress users have no knowledge to manage their websites correctly and efficiently, they can even make mistakes that is causing them to unknowingly damage their online businesses. We have already found/seen those mistakes and nearly listed them to help users to utilize the full potential of WordPress and improve performance. [WordPress for Blogging]
The 10 most common mistakes when we started with WordPress are :
1. Using “admin” as the username
This error is highlighted in the first place because it is done often and tends to be done without realizing the danger involved. By default, all administrators are assigned with the username “admin” that is created when you install WordPress.
The key point is that users tend to keep “admin” as the user name, posing great threats to the security of our websites. Therefore in the interests of safety, if you still use this username then you must change it to admin as soon as possible.
2. Keep “wp” prefix table
It is universally recognized that WordPress tables by default start with “wp”. This means that if users do not change the table prefix site, options will be “wp-options”. This detail can make our site to be hacked.
Being unpredictable is the best way to avoid being hacked. For this reason it is necessary to change the prefix of the tables during installation with these options as follows.
- Change the prefix of the tables manually in the wp-config.php file.
- Change table prefix for automatic installation on the form fields.
Don’t know how to do it? Watch this video below to gain more info
3. Not creating a backup regularly
Users are playing with fire if you do not have a backup to WordPress. It is very important to back up all files, including images, entries, categories, tags and all topics database. If we do a backup of the above, it means a clear chance to literally lose everything we have and we have worked or invested.
Basically there are 2 options for users of WordPress sites for backup, including backup server and plugins.
Backups can be done from the server manually or can do web hosting if our hosting has backups. They can also be done with plugins that use PHP to connect to the server and copying.
4. Selecting a permanent structure invalid links.
The Permalinks refer to permanent links associated with the entries and pages WordPress site. Generally come after the “/” folder in the blog. By default link structure is usually an identification number which tells nothing confuse readers and search engines.
Fortunately, it is not necessary to adhere to the default link structure. To be more specific, users can change the permalinks as “/ (category) (postname) /”, which provides information to both readers and search engines.
5. Allow a WordPress updates
By mistake or carelessness users tend to ignore updates of the latest versions of WordPress. But if you do not update it often WordPress sites are vulnerable to attack.WordPress offers new updates constantly and is very easy to upgrade with a few clicks.
6. Too many categories but few tags
Site architecture and organization have great impact on SEO, load times and time of visits. However, WordPress makes it easy for users to create categories. For this reason users tend to make too many categories but not enough tags.
If we are designers, developers and bloggers, we should take our time to evaluate the content and organization of the site. Moreover, we should try to limit the categories and use special tags for clear organization.
7. Forget the cache
Cache in WordPress is a dynamic database driven CMS. That is, the visits of the sites urge the server to request information from the database and create the HTML format. A good cache configuration allows users to save the HTML code in your browser. In addition visitors are able to jump the need to go to the database each time they return to the site, increasing efficiency, saving load time and optimize our WordPress for the benefit of usability.
8. Use a default favicon
A favicon refers to the icons associated with the mark shown in the browser address bar. A large majority of novice WordPress use favicons that come with the template. Professional sites require custom icons.
Custom icons can be added easily. First you have to find a favicon generator and then create the file to include the image into place. Design a custom image to replace the default favicon.
9. Change the URL incorrectly
There are users who change domain name to another. The problem arises when the site URL is changed by mistake. A change in the site URL without appropriate action causes a significant drop in traffic of the website. Therefore, to maintain and maximize site traffic, users must change the URL with the right steps and make the necessary evidence so that everything is perfect.
10. Selection of a defective hosting for WordPress
At present there are a number of hosting providers for WordPress that have very good benefits. It is very common among beginners choose a cheap and shoddy, that in time does not meet your web hosting needs.
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