I remember the wide-eyed feeling I had when I first cracked open WordPress.
It was version 2.something-something.
There was a lot of ups and downs and changes since then and it’s easy to forget about those early mistakes made by myself. I am sure many of you know that feel.
So, in an effort to pass-on some knowledge and lend a helping hand to those of you first starting out or thinking about starting to use WordPress to start a new blog idea, build your church or ministry website, or some other kind of awesome, I would like to share some of the common WordPress mistakes that are often made.
For those WordPress veterans out there, please share some common WordPress mistakes you’ve seen or made yourself and we’ll be sure to add them as we go!
Here’s what we will be covering:
Common WordPress Mistakes
- [Part 1] Dot Org Versus Dot Com & Understand Website Hosting Pricing
- [Part 2] Don’t Overbuy & No Backup?
- [Part 3] Not Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins & Googling Free Themes & Plugins
- [Part 4] Editing Your Theme and Plugins without FTP Access & Not Adding Analytics
- [Part 5] Using the Default Favicon & Leaving the Meta Widget
- [Part 6] Not Setting Up Your Permalinks & SEO
- [Part 7] Copy/Paste from a Word Processor & Leaving Just Another Tagline and Not Deleting Sample Pages, Posts & Comments
- [Part 8] Having Too Many Poorly Coded and Unnecessary Plugins Installed
- [Part 9] Fail to Moderate Comments & Not Installing a Spam Filter
- [Part 10] Long, Confusing or Incomplete Permalinks
- [Part 11] Using Admin for an Username
- [Part 12] Too Simple of a Password & Ignoring Any Kind of Security Measures
- [Part 13] Fail to Compress Images
- [Part 14] Not Using a Contact Form & Not Checking the Support Policy for Premium Themes
This will also act as a landing page/directory, so we’ll be keeping this list updated. 😀
What would you add to this list?