Mistakes to Avoid Being a WordPress Web Developer

Only you’ll make your WordPress site as powerful or weak as you wish. Obviously, we all want to make the foremost formidable of internet sites, but unfortunately, this won’t happen by accident – you’ve got to form conscious choices then attend work.

While this is often the approach every WordPress user should assume, we all find yourself making mistakes because, firstly, we are always in a very hurry and secondly, we are generally careless as a species. To err is human remember?

If you’re new to WordPress, today’s post will show you ways to avoid the WordPress mistakes. If you slapped together your WordPress site during a rush and made these among other mistakes, this post will show you ways to repair your problems and obtain you back on the correct path.

Grab a pencil and a few papers, we’re getting to find out your site right in three, two, one…

  1. Forgetting/Ignoring Website Backups

Have you verified this WordPress security post? In this post, we outlined at length the measures you want to fancy to fortify the safety of your WordPress website. I might wish to echo one point therein post – backing up your WordPress site.

Developing your website without regular backups is like jumping from a plane without a parachute. Only Captain America does that, and if you can’t rewind time like Curtis in Misfits, please get into the habit of backing up your WordPress site otherwise you just might lose everything.

Top Backup Services

WPEngine – Top of the category Managed WordPress Hosting provider. they supply built-in backup features.

VaultPress – WordPress Backup and Security. They supply automated backups with easy restores.

  1. Ignoring WordPress Updates

You will be surprised by the large number of WordPress users who run their ‘beloved’ websites on outdated versions of WordPress.

The worst part is that the majority of said users believe updating to the latest version of WordPress will break their websites. in order that they cling on to old plugins and themes just because the developers weren’t bothered enough to upgrade. WordPress is providing new and exciting features all the time in form of updates and getting stronger in terms of security and user experience.

If upgrades weren’t necessary, we might not have the WordPress we all know and love today. Outdated features and security vulnerabilities go hand in hand, and if you’re not running your website on WordPress 5.4.2 or higher (if the new one gets launched), you’re begging to be hacked.

Don’t ignore the upgrade notifications and if a topic or plugin breaks after the upgrade, there are better alternatives. If you can’t get an appropriate alternative, build one or hire a developer or a WordPress Customization agency or just stop being petty.

  1. Using “Admin” As Your Username

Let me guess it, your username is admin? Then you really need to secure your profile. You almost certainly have a weak password and hackers can’t wait to interrupt into your website (if they haven’t already).

  1. Downloading “Free” WordPress Themes From Wherever

Fire up your favorite program immediately and appearance up “free WordPress themes.” I will be able to prevent the trouble; you’ll get a motherload of “free” WordPress themes packaged and prepared for download.

The only problem is most of those free-for-all themes aren’t really free. Most of these codes are laden and malicious and links that benefits you. The success of your WordPress blog depends on many factors, one being the standard of your theme. If you select the incorrect (or defective) WordPress theme, you’ll also kiss goodbye to online success. 

  1. Forgetting to put in A Caching Plugin

If you’re greenhorn as far as a WordPress Web Developer cares, you almost certainly don’t know what caching is. If you recognize what caching is but aren’t bothered to put in a caching plugin, you’re wasting tons of seconds in page load time.

  1. Keeping The Sample Page

Recently, I installed a one-page WordPress theme for one of my clients. Since the one-page theme works with sections (as against multiple pages) and came with its own Options Screen, the sample page was hidden from view. I notice this later while adding extra pages. Suffice to mention, I might have missed the sample page if I didn’t need extra pages.

That aside, did you recognize over one (1) million WordPress users still have the sample page on their websites? If this is often surprising, you ought to know a majority of those people don’t realize the sample page or forgot to delete it. If you’re not using the sample page (and why would you be using it anyway once you can create 1,000,000 and one other pages anyway), plow ahead and delete it directly. It won’t look good and professional on your website/blog. That’s because it’s an error.

  1. Never Moderating Comments

Then we’ve spam comments, which may really hurt your SEO besides scaring away readers. Never approve spam comments even accidentally – regardless of how well written. How does one tell good comments from spam comments? Well, it’s easy. If it walks sort of a duck, quacks sort of a duck, seems like a duck, it must be a duck. If it’s spam, you’ll know immediately.

About the author: Anna Wattson is a graduate of San Diego State University and a blogger online. She loves to write about tech, business, marketing, and many more. I’ve been working for companies like PSD to WordPress, Christian Marketing Experts, A.I.M. for High Ground, The Dressing Table,  and many more. Follow her on Twitter @annawattson24.

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