Continuing in our WordPress series, we will now turn our attention towards WordPress plugins. If you have missed the previous installments of this series, you can find them here: initial optimization steps, WordPress security and WordPress SEO. With that said, we know that a WordPress plugin can be used to extend the functionality and features of WordPress. If you have been an active user of WP, you might already have installed multiple plugins to handle SEO, security, as well as various other features for your website.
But what separates a good plugin from a bad one? You can find numerous free and premium WP plugins for the same type of task — how do you find out which one is the right one? Also, is there such a thing as “too many WordPress plugins”?
In this article, we shall find the answers for these questions. Continue reading
Carrying on with our ongoing WordPress series, we will now be covering Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for WordPress. If you have not read the previous parts of the series, WordPress Security and Post-Installation WordPress Optimization, please take a look.
SEO for WordPress is no rocket science. Unfortunately, owing to the prevalent misinformation on the internet, a lot of myths have been propagated about WordPress and search engines. This can also be attributed to the fact that WP does not come with native SEO solutions by default — Drupal and concrete5, for instance, can generate sitemaps and add meta data to your content without using any external plugin or addon. In WP, you do not have that luxury. Continue reading
Continuing with our WordPress optimization series, today we will be discussing WordPress security. In the previous part of the series, we talked about steps that you should take when and after installing WordPress. Continue reading
WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System. It powers millions of websites. In fact, while WP began as a simple blogging tool, it can now be used to create virtually any nature of website, be it an eCommerce store, portfolio and photography site, or an online news portal.
The reason behind the popularity of WordPress is its simplicity and ease of use. Anyone can master basic WP operations in a matter of a few minutes. That said, running a WP website efficiently and keeping it well optimized requires some additional steps. Continue reading