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<ul><li>WordPress CMS –  </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for reducing administration time </li></ul><ul><li>Running a self-hosted W...
<ul><li>This article covers a handful of areas covering updates, backup, plus external and internal links.  </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Tip 1 – Move to another host provider! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s start with a rather bold tip, which is to move host...
<ul><li>On some providers you have to manually upgrade a WordPress website. Sure there are changes you can make in many ci...
<ul><li>Tip 2 – Backup your MySQL database each day. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use a plugin to automate the process of bac...
<ul><li>Tip 3 – Install a plugin to automatically build internal links. </li></ul><ul><li>It is probably better that you b...
<ul><li>Tip 4 – Install a broken link checker. </li></ul><ul><li>How to check for broken links?  </li></ul><ul><li>When yo...
<ul><li>Enter the plugin ‘Broken Link Checker’, which will automate the checking process. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find o...
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WordPress CMS - Tips for Reducing Administration Time

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Spending too much administrating your self-hosted WordPress website? Read this article to find out how to save yourself time. Plus hire Neogain to help you!

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WordPress CMS - Tips for Reducing Administration Time

  1. 1. <ul><li>WordPress CMS – </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for reducing administration time </li></ul><ul><li>Running a self-hosted WordPress website can be time consuming, but there are processes you can put in place to ease the workload. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>This article covers a handful of areas covering updates, backup, plus external and internal links. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve written about WordPress automation before, but this is an updated article that covers both automation and also reducing the amount of time, when you are required to handle a task directly. </li></ul><ul><li>If you require WordPress administration or development services, please get in touch. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tip 1 – Move to another host provider! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s start with a rather bold tip, which is to move host providers. There are some web space providers that offer great reliability, but when it comes to updating a self-hosted WordPress site, fall firmly on their rear! </li></ul><ul><li>Not all servers are configured in the same manner, and on some servers updating WordPress to the next version, isn’t as simple as a click and a sip of your tea. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>On some providers you have to manually upgrade a WordPress website. Sure there are changes you can make in many circumstances to avoid this hurdle, but in some situations you are lumbered with manual updates. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are busy, taking the time to manually upgrade a website can be a real pain, not because it is complex (it isn’t), but because you need to make sure you do it promptly, so that you don’t expose your website to security issues, which updates can on occasion address. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Tip 2 – Backup your MySQL database each day. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use a plugin to automate the process of backing up your MySQL database. </li></ul><ul><li>Many websites do get quite bloated, both in MySQL size and files. However if your website is quite active both in comments and new content, you should consider backing up your database daily, and other files regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find out more here: How to backup your MySQL database. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tip 3 – Install a plugin to automatically build internal links. </li></ul><ul><li>It is probably better that you build your own internal links, which will help with visitor migration around your website and SEO. However that being said if you are short on time and have multiple authors, then automating the process, could be right for you and YARPP is a great plugin to automate the process. </li></ul><ul><li>You can read about YARPP on our ‘Sun Tzu – The Art of CMS part 4‘, plus find out about other useful plugins. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Tip 4 – Install a broken link checker. </li></ul><ul><li>How to check for broken links? </li></ul><ul><li>When your website grows, checking whether links are broken is a time consuming process you could well do without. </li></ul><ul><li>Broken links can influence your search engine placement though, so it is not an area you should ignore </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Enter the plugin ‘Broken Link Checker’, which will automate the checking process. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find out further details in our ‘Dealing with External Links in WordPress‘ article. </li></ul><ul><li>If you require WordPress Developer Services , please get in touch. </li></ul>

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