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10 Things You Need To Know About WordPress

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1 – 2 x sites … [login]  and [download]

2 – Don’t install it yourself – use a hosting service with cpanel and WP auto-installer [Softaculous/Fantastico]

3 – Use Siteground for hosting – free SSL and emails + staging

4 – Themes – best to get paid or a free which offers a paid upgrade

5 – Classic vs Block editor

6 – Plugins explained – recommended starter selection … Yoast, All-in-One-WP-security, AntiSpam by CreativeMotion/Fast Secure Contact Form/Google XML Sitemaps/SG Optimiser (with Siteground hosting)

7 – SEO basics – plugin/images/titles/sub-heads [I use All-in-one-seo]

8 – Sitebuilders [Elementor] vs themes Thrive Themes/OptimizePress

9 – Site essentials – speed tests, mobile-friendly + SSL

10 –  Back-ups, updates and cloning – Use UpdraftPlus


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