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4 Tips To Set Up A Perfect WordPress Website

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Harry Trott
March 28, 2017


Harry Trott
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There are over 18 million websites running on the WordPress platform today. The popularity of WordPress as a CMS tool can be simply attributed to its ease of set up, a relatively short learning curve and the sheer power of the platform, thanks to the thousands of plugins and integration tools available. But the endless possibilities can also intimidate a new user and can clutter up the experience your website provides to its users. In this article, we will take a look at five tips that can help users build the perfect WordPress website.

Identify The Right Objective

Establishing the objective of your website is an essential first step before you begin setting up your blog or website. While writing on a topic that interests you goes without saying, the objective must contain details about the profile of your audience, the perspective of your editorial coverage and type of content you wish to publish (visual or text, for instance). This will help you decide on the theme of your website, the layout you must adopt and so on. If your WordPress website is meant to go beyond being just a blog and should serve as an eCommerce store or a company website, then you must also establish the relevant business objectives through this process.

Picking Your Service Providers

Setting up a website involves partnering with third party providers to provide various services like domain name registration, hosting, design, analytics and marketing management. It is important to pick a provider that has specialized services with respect to WordPress as a platform. This makes it possible to get your unique website management needs resolved without much hassle. A number of popular hosting providers, for instance, have dedicated WordPress hosting features that lets businesses set their website in just a matter of clicks. Similarly, there are web design agencies who specialize with WordPress template design - hiring an agency that does this helps you avoid the cumbersome process of converting your design into a WordPress template.

Integration Tools

WordPress comes with a thousands of third party plugins and integration tools that can let you customize your WordPress website in any way you want. You could tweak your website to serve as a review platform, or a social network, or an eCommerce store just with the right plugins and themes. But make sure that you only pick integration tools that are routinely upgraded and maintained. In the absence of this, your website would be at the mercy of the developer who owns the plugin tools. A better idea is to hire a freelance developer to build a custom plugin for your business needs. You may however need to get this plugin maintained each time WordPress releases a software upgrade.

Protecting Your Website

No website is 100 percent secure and this is true about WordPress websites as well. You are always at the risk of your database crashing or your website getting wiped clean by your host. While these are extreme cases, your website is also at the risk of going down due to traffic spikes. It is important to secure your website against these exigencies. Plugins like WP Super Cache help cache your website content so that traffic spikes can be handled seamlessly. You may also alternately sign up with tools like CloudFlare to not only handle spikes, but also to route your content over a secure network. Most of the major web hosting services come with free or paid automated backup options. This way, you can have a copy of your latest website backed up at all times.


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