We all have to start somewhere when beginning an online business, and mistakes are almost guaranteed to happen along the way. It’s not essential to be a WordPress expert to start an online business, but knowing the basics can help you avoid mistakes that could end up costly.
We’ve compiled our best tips on avoiding the most common beginner WordPress mistakes and exactly how (and why!) you should fix them. We hope you enjoy!
Common Beginner WordPress Mistakes (And How To Fix Them) Compilation
1 | Understanding Permalink Structure
Setting up an SEO-friendly permalink structure is important in order to create shareable and identifiable content. Learn how to change your default permalink settings so your content is likely to show up higher in search results.
2 | Understanding The Favicon
Do you know what a favicon is? If not, this post is just for you! Learn how to update your favicon to match your business brand.
3 | How To Not Block Search Engines
You want your business to be found by online, right? Of course you do! Otherwise, you wouldn’t run an online business. This blog post teaches you the steps to take to make sure your site is being found through search engines and not being blocked.
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4 | The Ultimate WordPress Checklist For Starting A New Website
Save hours of time by checking out this mighty checklist covering everything from pre-development to website maintenance. It’s a must-read for WordPress designers, developers, and users alike!
5 | How To Fix The “Uncategorized” Category Option
Your content on your website should be well organized by categories so readers can easily find the content that will be most useful to them. Learn how to change the uncategorized option to make website navigation a breeze for your readers.
6 | Why You Need To Change Your Default Login Username
Using the default “Admin” as your username for your WordPress login is a huge security risk. A hacker could easily break into your WordPress site, possibly leading them to steal your website content, or worse, delete your site completely. Learn how and why you need to change your default login username.
7 | Removing The “Just Another Blog” Tagline
WordPress has a default tagline, titled “just another blog.” Learn how to change this one-line description of your website to increase your visibility online and bring you more website visitors.
8 | Questions To Ask Before Choosing A WordPress Theme
Choosing a WordPress theme can be an overwhelming and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Read and download this checklist of questions to ask before choosing a WordPress theme and you’ll be on your way to finding your Mr. Right (theme!).
9 | Questions To Ask When Choosing A WordPress Hosting Provider
Selecting a WordPress hosting provider sounds like a drag, but you want to make sure you choose the right provider for your business needs. Discover the questions you should ask when you are choosing a WordPress hosting provider and avoid the mistakes that we made.
10 | How To Safely Switch Themes in WordPress
Switching themes in WordPress can be easy peasy…or it can be a nightmare. Take precaution and learn how to safely switch themes in WordPress, and keep your business running smoothly.
It’s easy to make these WordPress mistakes, especially if you are just starting your online business venture. We hope this guide helps you in correcting these mistakes and makes it easier for you to get your online business moving forward in the right direction.
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