WordPress developers enjoy the fair share of their creativity along with the momentary redundancy when something goes terribly wrong. It would be a good exercise for a wordpress developer to review the mistakes that have commonly been done, so that they can learn from their folly and avoid repeating it in their daily practice. In this edition we are going to tell you about some of those common mistakes that a wordpress developer does and how can he/she avoid making them, Here we go:-
1. Site Backup:
Taking the site backup is more crucial than any other step for WordPress developers. Every important update on the website is lost when a website without backup crashes or gets hacked into.To create a good backup, all a WordPress developer has to do is download the ‘WordPress Database Backup’ plug-in and make it ready-to-use by choosing the components suitable to your website or blog. .
2. Posting content as an administrator:
Posting content as an administrator makes the fact that it is a WordPress site very obvious and we should try not to be transparent about this. Prospective customers may not like to see the WordPress logo on the vendor’s site. The best way to handle this is doing the content management using a unique user name. Please create a new ‘contributor’ account to post content.
3. Using too many categories:
Using tags along with categories is very important from the point of view of SEO, loading time, and resources usage. Developers often ignore this critical part. However an effective workaround is to use this path to add tags to the main navigation – Appearance: Menus: Screen options: Turn on posts and tags.
4. Not using Cache:
WordPress sites run substantial user relevant database in the form of HTML markup language. WP sites use HTML to load the content on the webpage and every time the database is used to do this, the website may not perform well in terms of using system resources or reducing loading time. You can use two Cache Plug-Ins: W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache to improve the website performance parameters such as speed and navigation.
5. Not getting those updates done:
It is necessary to keep in mind that without the updates your WP site becomes prone to bugs and errors. Hence, do not ignore the updates, it only takes a Click to run the updates and remember that updating now will save your valuable time later due to unpredictable bugs.
Though this is not an exhaustive list, yet we hope its a comprehensive one, to understand the power of the CMS and executing your projects in a better way. Well, this is it for now we will keep on rolling with more useful topics to make your way better towards perfection.