Want to know what to do after Launching a WordPress Blog? How to keep it safe? How to bring more Organic Traffic to Your WordPress Blog?
Today I will tell you 10+ recommended things to do right after launching a WordPress blog or website plus my favorite plugins you can use for free to boost your overall WordPress experience.
So now your site is finally available to the world and that’s great. You can start using it to expand your goals and finally grow your blog, business, portfolio or anything else you want. But there are still a handful of things that you should do to set yourself up for success. Here I’ll do my best to let you know what to do next with your new WordPress Blog or website so keep reading.
1). Allow Google to index your WordPress Blog/site
2). Speed – Activate Cacheing
Speed is one of the most important factors to keep your visitors on the site. I think nobody likes to wait for a page to load. In fact, if a page takes more than 3 seconds to load, 40% of people leave it according to Kissmetrics. How to avoid this? One solution is to install a caching add-on to reduce page load times in general. There are free caching add-ons, for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache.
3). Integrate your site with Google Analytics
It includes detailed information about everything related to the content and visitors to your site, such as the most viewed pages, conversion rates, number of visits per day, detailed profiles of users, bounce rates and many other essential statistics. The tool is free and can be easily integrated with your WordPress blog or site through an embedded code provided by Google. Alternatively, you can use a plug-in like Google Analytics by Monster Insights.
4). Install a Backup Plugin
5). Hook your site with a CDN
6). Improve The Security Of Your Site
There are software scripts and BOTS that go through hundreds of thousands of passwords and try their luck with each one. That’s why you should make sure your login data is strong enough. Some things you can do Create a new user profile for all editing purposes. The role of editor you can do it in the WP admin, go to Users, add new. You should limit the logging events allowed before the site is locked down. You can easily do it with a plugin like WP Limit Login Attempts.
8). Set Up Google Search Console
9). Change Your Site’s Basic Information
10). Create a Sitemap XML File
Some of My Favourite Plugins for a WordPress Blog or Website:
- Jetpack by WordPress is simply is one plug-in that can play a myriad of useful roles in supercharging your WordPress website. And being created by none other than Automatic you can expect it to be continuously developed and supported in the long term. I love to use Jetpack and it has helped me to automate some things like social publishing and related posts insertion under every blog post.
- Wordfence Security is arguably one of the most full-featured WordPress security plugins available. It enables users to micromanage the security of their site from top to bottom and even automated it in the case of premium users. The sheer number of features in the plugin offers can be overwhelming at first. But luckily for us, it comes with excellent documentation and you can watch the recommended the video above to see some basic instructions. Search engine optimization is easily one of the most important pieces of blogging or website management.
- One of the best blogging tools for SEO is Yoast SEO which makes sure you will cover all the SEO basics and all your pages and posts are properly optimized.
- You must have already provided for the social sharing of your content. But if by chance you have not installed the social media share buttons plug-in now. The more the number of times your content is shared on social media, the more visitors you will get and the more visitors you get. The better your SEO rankings are.
- Our number one contact form and SMTP plugin for WordPress is Contact Form and SMTP Plugin by PirateForms. This plug-in makes your contact page more engaging by creating a good-looking simple WordPress contact form. PirateForms is very easy to set up. You can quickly create an engaging contact form by using a shortcode and copying it where you want it to appear. I love to use it.
- As its name implies logging customizer plugin Custom Login Page Customizer allows you to easily customize your login page straight from your WordPress customizer. You can see a preview your changes before you save them. Awesome right?
- Google Maps Plugin by Intergeo is a simple easy and quite powerful google map tool to create, manage and embed custom google maps into your WordPress blog posts and pages. I use it on some of my other blogs on my contact page, but you can build other pages with interactive maps as well. I definitely pick the pro version for my online business because of the unlimited maps, markers, add directions, custom layers, Adsense integrations and more. Do you want to know more about how you can create maps and integrate them into your site’s content? Please write down your queries in the comment section below.