Infographic: Stop Making These Ridiculous Mistakes! Top 10 WordPress Mistakes To Avoid

People make mistakes and we sometimes do silly things accidentally. That’s OK. But wouldn’t it be better that we know how to avoid such embarrassing moment?

WordPress folks, we made an infographic for you about some classic mistakes you might practice without knowing or careful check. Small, but some are costly if you neglect them.

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Tips: How not to make ridiculous WordPress mistakes

Follow these WordPress tips to improve your security and make your site safe from hacker’s attack.

With #1 and #2, simple you just need to change them. You can change WordPress admin default account from database or by using plugin. Or simply, just create another account, grand it administrator permission and then delete the default admin account.

To change wp prefix, you have 2 choices: change it in the wp-config.php file or change it during the auto installation in form fields.

To backup CSS file in #3, you can simply copy the file stylesheet.css to desktop and continue with changing your file as you want. If you feel stuck, you can always use the copied file to start again. And for creating your site’s backup, remember to do it regularly (you’d better have a backup plan) via famous plugin like WP-DB-Backup or BackWPup Free.

#4: Just like what I said, when you have much content, try to limit the categories and use specific tags for your blog posts instead.

#5: For all unused WordPress plugins: Two words Delete all!

About spammy comments in #6, if you still insist on using the comments generated by spam bots, at least spend time to remove the associated phishing links and edit them into actual blog comment. This is time consuming though. I think the best response to spam still is: Don’t associate yourself with spammers in any way, shape or form. And remember to use anti-spam plugins like Akismet.

#7: Learn to use and change permanent links here by WordPress Using Permalinks.

#8: The tip is easy Just double check throughout your site, especially homepage and other pages to see if there is weird thing appears after activating plugins.

For #9, the solution to remove index.php from URL in WordPress is to change /index.php/%post_name%/ to /%post_name%/ and update permanent link structure in your .htaccess.

#10: There are many codes provided around in different forums if your search but I’d suggest using plugin to keep your site safer: Hide my WP. And to clean up the WordPress version, just use this function in functions.php file: remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_generator’);

Don’t you think your friend might commit one of these mistakes? Take a bet and share them this infographic! Or simply, spread the words so your clients or other WordPress users can avoid these silly practices.

by Vivian Vu

I'm a proud minion in the WooRockets Team. Enjoy life, music, writing blogs and LOVE to read comments for my blogs - So feel free to connect with me by leaving a comment right below or tweet me @vivianjedi

One thought on “Infographic: Stop Making These Ridiculous Mistakes! Top 10 WordPress Mistakes To Avoid”

  1. David says:

    Hi Vivian

    There is no doubt that almost every blogger or webmaster do these WordPress mistakes once in their life.

    & These mistakes help them to learn something new again and again with time.

    You have listed here almost all the major WordPress mistakes which bloggers do including me.

    I have also did so many mistakes in my WordPress blog. I can remember when I started my 1st blog, I never created any BackUp of my WordPress site. One day, by mistake I deleted the database of my blog from Cpanel and It created a major issue in my site.

    I didn’t knew anything about it so I started my blog again by re-installing the WordPress.

    That was the unforgettable mistake because It contained hard work of almost 2 months and I completely losed it by deleting the database.

    After that day, I always take complete BackUp of my each site.

    Thanks for covering such a nice article so that people can learn about these mistakes and also can avoid them. 😀

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