Many bloggers commit the same mistake while building their first website on WordPress. In case you want to avoid frustration in later stages of your blogging career you should make sure that you do not make these beginner mistakes.
Some of these beginner mistakes are 5 most common WordPress mistakes, which clearly makes a website of amateur different from the pro bloggers.
1. Default Login Information
So you installed WordPress and used the old Admin as username and password as password. You might think that you will update this later, but eventually forget. You should make sure that whenever you install WordPress on a domain that you need to blog on, you change the default username as well as password. Choose a username which you think would be great and for password choose combination of characters,symbols,special characters, uppercase and lowercase letters. You can use some of the Password Generators online to help you.
2. Not Creating About and Contact Pages
Some of the basic element of a website is the About Page along with Contact Page. Beginners neglect this and build their website, and realizing too late to make a about us page along with a contact page.
3. Not Changing Default Permalinks
One of the best features of WordPress is the support for Permalinks. What do you think which one of the permalink could be remembered easily
The first permalink is the default WordPress Permalink which is not SEO friendly at all while the second one is SEO Friendly, so change the permalink from %%postid%% to %%postname%% and you can choose to add a trailing slash at the end or give it a html extension.
4. Not Using a WordPress SEO Plugin
The whole purpose of using SEO Plugins is to create Search Engine friendly posts i.e. SEO friendly posts which in turn will result in more organic traffic for your website. Not every WordPress theme is SEO friendly by itself like the Genesis Theme or Thesis Theme. In case you do not have a SEO friendly theme at your disposal , you should use one of the Best SEO Plugins for WordPress.
5. Poorly coded WordPress Theme with errors
There are lots of WordPress themes out there and thousands are free to be used. Not many WordPress developers code the theme efficiently which results in improper display of the Website. Premium WordPress Themes like Genesis or Thesis Theme or MyThemeShop Themes come with a upgrade feature and support forum where you can easily get support. These might cost you some money upfront but in the long run, this will not only help your blog to be different but also stand out from the rest.
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