“I’ve just launched my new WordPress site… Now what?” – you’re thinking. Here are 10 things I wish I knew when I launched my website.
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There are a handful of things that you should do right after launching a WordPress site to set yourself up for success.
So your site is finally available to the world, and that’s great! You can start using it to further your goals, and eventually grow your blog/business/portfolio or whatever else your desire is.
This sums up our top 10 recommendations for new WordPress sites:
0:56 | MAKE SURE YOU’RE VISIBLE TO SEARCH ENGINES
1:30 | INTEGRATE YOUR SITE WITH GOOGLE ANALYTICS
2:20 | ACTIVATE CACHING
2:59 | GET YOURSELF A CDN
3:41 | INSTALL A BACKUP PLUGIN
4:12 | IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF YOUR SITE
4:50 | SET UP GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE
5:34 | CHANGE YOUR LOGINS
6:24 | CHANGE YOUR SITE’S BASIC INFORMATION
7:07 | CREATE A SITEMAP.XML FILE
Granted, there are many more things you could do, and myriads of plugins you could get to enable new and exciting functionalities on your site. But just be careful … not all plugins are safe and optimized. A good rule of thumb is to stick with the things that you really need and that really make your WordPress site better in the long run.
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