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Title: 25 Most Attempted Mistakes by WordPress Beginners


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25 Most Attempted Mistakes by WordPress Beginners
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We all are humans and yes we make mistakes
because none of us is perfect. In fact, the
experience is the common name for mistakes.
Everyone learns from the mistakes whether it is
done by themselves or by others. Experience is a
great teacher. In running your WordPress
Development Company, you may ignore quite a few
important things that can lead to problems in the
long run.
Here are the first and the worst 25 most
attempted that mistakes that are generally made
by the newbies while building their WordPress
website.
  • Selection of the Wrong Platform

Free WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress are
the two platforms people usually get confused
about choosing their blogging platform.
WordPress.com is generally suitable for bloggers,
artists, photographers etc. While on the other
hand, WordPress.org or self hosted WordPress is
for those who want to have total control of their
websites. Be careful to choose the best for you!
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  • Forgot to change the default admin Username

While installing WordPress, it creates admin as
a default username. This username is easily
decidable by the hackers. Hackers can also crack
your logins and take control of your website.
WordPress allows you to change the username
during installation from the default one. This
mistake is mostly done by the beginners.
  • Relying on Unknown Developer

To save money, relying on an unknown developer or
hire a WordPress developer who doesnt have much
knowledge is the big mistake for which you have
to pay later. There are plenty of WordPress
themes and designs available on the web. You want
them and you have to pay for security, support
etc. But to save some bucks and getting all of
them out on free you hire unknown developer which
is the biggest WordPress mistake to avoid.
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  • Buying more than what you Need

When you start building your website with
self-hosted WordPress, what you require is Domain
Name and Web hosting. However, along with the
Domain registration, there are various options
provided to confuse the business owners like
Private registration, SSL certificate, Branded
Emails, 5-year registration etc.
  • Forget to take WordPress backup

Not creating backups for your WordPress website
company is the most common mistake done by the
users. You only realize this mistake when you are
about to lose all your data and urgently need a
backup for rescue. So, it is always advisable to
have a regular backup of your WordPress website.
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  • Using Defective Theme

The proper and attractive theme is the future of
your website. So, choosing a WordPress theme is
crucial while building a WordPress website
company. Remember, there are three most important
things to keep in mind while choosing a theme A
reasonable price, Ease of use for you, Reputed
Company.
  • Using Default Favicon

Favicon is the identity card of your website. It
is the icon of your website that is visible on
the browsers, bookmarks etc. If you dont change
this default icon, WordPress icon will be shown
as default Favicon. You can change this default
Favicon during installation. You can either make
it by yourself or can create with the free
Favicon available on the web.
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  • Use of too many categories

It is very easy to create categories in
WordPress. This is the main reason people create
a new category for every new blog. Categories are
used basically to structure your website. So,
dont use too many categories on your WordPress
development website.
  • Using default permalink structure

Using the default permalink or static hyperlink
looks awkward and also bad for SEO ranking of
your website. A search-engine-friendly permalink
will improve your sites SEO ranking and also
shows your professionalism to the visitors.
  • Changing Website URL and Lose Settings

Switching from one domain to another is the
common practice that we all have gone through.
But, what should be taking care of while changing
the domain is your website URL. If you change
your website URL without following proper
mistake, you are committing a big mistake.
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  • Not Installing a caching plug-in

Caching is what that speeds up your website and
prevents downtime of your website if you got a
lot of traffic. Not installing caching plug0in
due to the lack of knowledge is the common
mistake done by the newbie.
  • Ignore SEO settings

While installing WordPress, you will come across
an option to prevent search engine bots from
indexing your website. You check this during
installation abut forget to uncheck after that.
Due to this, your website never gets indexed.
  • Not having Contact Form

Another mistake made by the WordPress beginners
is not adding a contact form to their blogs. What
they do, they just simply add a contact page and
add their emails there. This way is totally wrong
to connect with your audience. You may get
flooded with an insane amount of emails in your
email as SPAM. So, it is advisable to add a
contact form to your website.
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  • Ignoring WordPress Updates

Forget to update your WordPress website is a big
mistake. You are more prone to hackers if you
dont update your website time to time. Upgrading
from one version to another is not hard, it only
requires one click.
  • Forget to Install Analytics

Google analytics allows having an insight of your
website and letting you know the areas to improve
upon. So, if you want to increase traffic to
their website, you must use Google analytics.
  • Practice of Writing in Microsoft Word

What happens if you write an article in Microsoft
Word and your computer suddenly shut down? You
may lose all your work, right. Also, while
pasting your content from MS word to WordPress,
there are a lot of changes to be made. WordPress
has the auto-save ability. So, we advise you to
write your article directly to WordPress.
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  • Staying with the default tagline just another
    blog

The default tagline of the WordPress is the just
another blog. Sometimes most of the beginners
forget to change the default tagline. It is not a
good SEO practice. So, it is advisable to have a
catchy and unique tagline for your website
related to your niche content.
  • Not making your website mobile responsive

The world has come to the mobile now. Now, most
of the users use mobile phones, laptops etc
devices to browse the internet. So, according to
the need of the hour, your website should be
fully responsive and mobile friendly.
  • Forget to Delete the Sample Page

Not having knowledge about the sample page on
your website will also affect your website
performance. So check that out and delete it if
you are not using it.
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  • Failure to Moderate Comments

Due to the lack of knowledge or proper training,
the users dont know how to manage comments on
their WordPress website. So, manage your comments
time to time or you can also disable comments if
you dont want comments on your website.
  • Ignoring gravatar and Google authorship mark up

Do you know about gravatar? Well, gravatar is the
picture that represents you over the web. It is
your picture that appears when you comment on any
blog post or in a forum. Use it to have an
identity over the web. Google authorship mark-up
also lends you the credibility. It will show your
picture next to Meta description in search
results.
  • Not Optimizing image

Not optimizing your blog images is the worst
mistake made by all of us often. This affects
your website speed. If you want your website to
load faster, always optimize your blog images.
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  • Error in establishing a database connection

Error in establishing a database connection can
occur due to a mistake. If your cPanel password
doesnt match with your database password. Then
it will show this error. So, always create a
database specific user.
  • Showing White screen of Death

In WordPress, white screen of death occurs when
you install any bad plug-in or themes that
exhaust the memory limit of the website. One of
the solution to fix this error is to increase the
memory limit.
  • Not learning more

There is always a space to learn new things. Not
knowing more about the platform you are using is
the worst mistake made by the WordPress users. S,
make a habit to read about the WordPress and know
more.
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Here they are- 25 Most Common mistakes By the
WordPress beginners. Now you know them. So, when
you build your WordPress website, avoid these
mistakes and learn from these mistakes. Mistakes
are the beginning of a new learning phase.
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