WordPress Website Tips Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress
Tip 0: Change the Default Image UploadFolder• The default installation of WordPress will store all your images inside wp-content/uploads folder.• You can however use a different folder or even sub- domain on your web server for saving file uploads ( screenshot). This offers two advantages – your image URLs become relatively shorter and second, the size of your WordPress folder will always remain small and manageable.• Also deselect the option – “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders.”
Tip 1: Remove unnecessary code fromyour WordPress header• WordPress by default adds a version number to the header of all your blog pages. <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.5" />• This information may prove a goldmine for WordPress hackers as they can easily target blogs that are using the older and less secure versions of WordPress software. To completely remove the version number from WordPress header, add this line to your functions.php file in the WordPress themes folder
Tip 2: Disable HTML in WordPressComments• The comment box is WordPress is like a basic HTML editor – people can use HTML tags like <b>, <a>, <i>, etc to highlight certain words in their comment or add live links. If you like to disable HTML in WordPress comments, add this to your functions.php add_filter( pre_comment_content, wp_specialchars );
Tip 3: XML Sitemaps – Change theBuilding Mode• If you using XML Sitemaps plugin in WordPress, try changing the building mode to “manual.
Tip 4: Install WordPress databasebackup• The database storing all the data and settings of your WordPress installation is your sites heart and soul.• In case your database gets deleted from the server or if it becomes unusable or corrupt, all your pages, posts, comments and settings will be lost.• Therefore it is vital that you consider database scheduled backups and save a local copy of your files on your PC.
Tip 5: Edit Permalinks• By default, the link of your posts would appear like www.yourwebsite.com/?p=23 in which 23 is the exclusive ID of the article.• However, you should remember that it is not SEO optimized permalink structure and it is important that you change it so it becomes SEO-friendly.• To edit the permalink structure of your WordPress blog, all you have to do is login to your WordPress admin area, go to Settings then Permalink.
Tip 6: Install All in One SEO Plugin• All in one SEO plugin is the all in one solution for your blog’s SEO. This plugin will optimise your WordPress blog so that your posts and pages are indexed more efficiently by the search engines.
Tip 7: Install a caching plugin• caching plugins will help you to serve static files from your dynamic blogs and serve them to your visitors and thus increasing your page loading speed. There are many caching plugins are available but I recommend to use either W3 Total Cache or WP-Super Cachebecause they gives best performance.
Tip 8: Install Anti-Spam Plugins• Another useful plugin is Growmap Antis Spam plugin. This plugin will add a client side generated checkbox to your comment form asking users to confirm that they are not a spammer. A combination of Akismet and GASP plugin will prevent 99% of spams.