10 Common WordPress Mistakes And How You Can Avoid Them

10 Common WordPress Mistakes And How You Can Avoid Them

There is little doubt that WordPress is the CMS platform most website owners and design agencies use and prefer. It provides a simple means for the least tech-savvy blogger to create a website at one end of the scale and another, an opportunity for professional web designers to create large, multifunctional websites for corporate clients.

Some of the reasons these can be achieved include WordPress’s back office interface that almost everyone can understand and use. In addition, there are an almost infinite number of theme options that provide the means for creating stunning website designs. We must not forget the plugins that add fantastic functionality and features to WordPress websites.

With all these positive features, you might be mistaken that WordPress guarantees every website built with it will be perfect, but unfortunately, that is not the case. We say this not to blame WordPress but instead to state it is due to common mistakes that those who use WordPress often make.

These mistakes can all be avoided, but if you do not know what they are, how can you ensure you do not make them? To address this, we have highlighted ten of the most common mistakes made with WordPress, which hopefully means you will know to avoid them in the future.

Not Regularly Backing Up Your Website

Some calamities can befall a website; in the worst cases, a website cannot be recovered and must be rebuilt. An example of why this can occur is a technical issue, such as a rogue plugin destroying some of the website’s coding. Another scenario is the website being hacked for nefarious reasons and held for ransom. The solution to mitigate these and have the ability to reinstate your website is creating regular backups of it.

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Top Tips For Optimizing Images On Your WordPress Site

If you’re building a new WordPress website then you need to think carefully about the type of content that you’re including and the ways that it’s presented. For example, adding images to your WordPress website is a great way of boosting the user experience, but you need to make sure that they’re well optimized.

Poorly optimized images can result in slow website speeds, a poor SEO score, and a high visitor bounce rate. With this in mind, I decided to put together this list of the best ways to optimize images for your WordPress website.

  1. Make Sure Your Images Are Compressed

It’s extremely important to make sure that your images aren’t too large, otherwise they will take up too much server space and will take too long to load. I always recommend compressing your images before you upload them to your WordPress site, because this is simply the easiest option.

On the other hand, there are options if you want to compress images that are already on your website. The best thing to do here is to install an image compression plugin which you can use to optimize all of your picture files.

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