Spring Cleaning forYour WordPress SiteSocial Web Dzine
• Single mom for 9 years• Home-based freelancer• Weyauwega, WI• WordPress user for 8 years• Find me at:– SocialWebDzine.co...
Social Web Dzine...Before Spring CleaningPingdom• score: 67/100• load time: 8.75 seconds• Slower than 85% of all testedweb...
Backup your site – I use BackupBuddyDelete unused plugins/themesEmpty the spam queueStart with the basics…123
Reduce spam by closing comments on old postsSettings  Discussion  Check the box that says “automatically close comments ...
Images Categories and Tags• If you prepare images beforeuploading you can disable imageresizing and reduce the size ofyour...
Change the SALT key in your wp_config fileMake sure you’re not using “admin” as your usernameCheck the database prefix and...
Social Web Dzine...After Spring CleaningPingdom• score: 67/100 - same• load time: 1.98 seconds– Was 8.75• Faster than 70% ...
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Without regular maintenance, your WordPress website can become vulnerable to security issues and may even slow down from the junk added to your site over time. This presentation will explore 10 areas to dig into your older WordPess installation and help you clean up the cobwebs accumulated from months of publishing posts as well as adding/removing plugins and themes.

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Wcmke spring-cleaning-wordpress

  1. 1. Spring Cleaning forYour WordPress SiteSocial Web Dzine
  2. 2. • Single mom for 9 years• Home-based freelancer• Weyauwega, WI• WordPress user for 8 years• Find me at:– SocialWebDzine.com– @SocialWebDzine– Facebook.com/SocialWebDzineThis is me…
  3. 3. Social Web Dzine...Before Spring CleaningPingdom• score: 67/100• load time: 8.75 seconds• Slower than 85% of all testedwebsitesPageSpeed• Score 87/100Security Check with Sucuri
  4. 4. Backup your site – I use BackupBuddyDelete unused plugins/themesEmpty the spam queueStart with the basics…123
  5. 5. Reduce spam by closing comments on old postsSettings  Discussion  Check the box that says “automatically close comments onarticles older than X days and enter an appropriate time period for your blogRemove unused files in the media libraryDouble check for any that are unattached and make sure they aren’t used in yourtheme or a widget somewhereClean up unused draftsBasics continued…456
  6. 6. Images Categories and Tags• If you prepare images beforeuploading you can disable imageresizing and reduce the size ofyour backup file– Settings  Media  0• Delete categories/tags with noposts• Edit posts to add relevantcategories/tags• Add descriptions to yourcategories/tags – this is usefulfor visitors & search enginesThis will help you better organizeyour siteOptional
  7. 7. Change the SALT key in your wp_config fileMake sure you’re not using “admin” as your usernameCheck the database prefix and change it if it’s using the default “wp_”–Can use a plugin like Change Table PrefixAdvanced…123
  8. 8. Social Web Dzine...After Spring CleaningPingdom• score: 67/100 - same• load time: 1.98 seconds– Was 8.75• Faster than 70% of all testedwebsites– Was slower than 85% of alltested websitesPageSpeed• Score 94/100– Was 87/100
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