7 Things to Keep in Mind While Setting Up Your WordPress Website

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

7 Things to Keep in Mind While Setting Up Your WordPress Website

Posted by Rahul Gupta
Ready to launch your Website? Of course yes, that’s why you are here to know the final touchups that you need to add to your website to make it glitter in this overcrowded digital world. To make your website stand out amongst more than 1 billion sites. You need to cover that extra mile, as an old saying goes “There is less crowd at the top.” So once your website reaches the top, you need not worry a lot as you must be worrying presently. Wordpress offers one of the best CMS (Content Management System) service.
Things to Remember While Setting Up WordPress Website
There are other CMS like Drupal, Joomla but those are seldom someone’s first choice when it comes to WordPress. The UI (User Interface) provided by Wordpress is very simplified and user-friendly. Even a layperson who does not know enough Web development jargon can find a haven while using the WordPress tools. Wordpress is a lot reliable if you consider security. 

There are endless points that one can ponder upon while launching a brand-new website and easily get lost in the puzzle of what to do and what not but you don’t need to panic because we have already done all the hard work for you. If you’re a naïve and looking forward to launching the ‘’BEST’’ website, just focus on the following points essential for making “YOUR” website simply the best website!

1. Domain

Choosing the right domain is very important and can turn tables. A domain name is what appears in your URL. It is the first contact with your audience and we all know how important is the first impression. Be shrewd while choosing a domain. Several online tools can help you choose the best domain for your website. A domain checker tool can help you find the best domain for your website. There are various sections that you should focus while crafting your domain name such as:
  • Root Word
  • Subfolder
  • Extension
There are various platforms from where you can purchase a domain name and extension. Some of them are:
  • GoDaddy
  • Sedo 
  • iWantMyName
The domain name should also fulfill the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) criteria as your website will be ranked by Google’s page ranking tool. You can also refer Moz tools to know about Google's page ranking methodology and ways to fulfill it elegantly. Further, you can opt for hosting from any reliable source such as 000webhost and many more out there.

2. Backup your Website

Having insurance is always a safe spot for being in the loop. Wordpress also provides this insurance by providing an option to back up your website, so that if some mischief occurs, you have a backup option available with you to recover your website. You can Back up your Wordpress website by using Wordpress backup plugins that come in free as well as paid version. 

Choose as per your requirements. Schedule the backup wisely and frequently so that data gets backed up timely. There are online tools that can help you with scheduled backup. The backed up data is stored in the cloud in cloud storage services like Google Drive, DropBox, etc. You can then restore it from one of these places in no time.

3. Errors

There might be errors on your website due to broken links or some other technical glitch. Check your website’s pages that they are running effortlessly or not. If there are errors like 404, 500, 503 then you need to work on these error codes. 

Don’t worry; we are not going to have you learn all the coding now, Google again comes to rescue! Just add these pages to Google webmaster tools so that while google page rank tool crawls your website, they know beforehand that there is some problem with these pages and thus will not negatively affect your Website ranking.

4. Setup a robust email for your website

It might be possible that all the email notifications are not delivered. There might be a problem on the mail server side due to which this happens. Mail server considers many emails to be a spoof and thus ignore them. You need to fix this beforehand, to not give your users a bad experience later.

5. Social Integration

Social media presence is very crucial for marketing a website. Don’t forget your users from social media platforms who will occasionally land to your website now and then. Before launching your full-fledged website do connect it with platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, etc. This will add more credibility to your website and result in increased customer engagement.

6. Performance test

Do check your web pages if they are loading efficiently or if they are loading gingerly and taking a lot of time to load the full page. If a page loads slowly, then it is very much plausible that you will start losing users. A website user doesn’t want to wait a lot for a page to load. 

There are a lot of another website available and users will just hop to some other similar website to fulfill their requirements.  Google uses tools to analyze a page’s speed of loading and also considers this as one of the many important parameters for ranking your website. Use Google page speed online tool to check your page’s response.

7. Check sliders, pages, videos, images

Test run your website’s pages to check that all the pages are loading completely and timely. Slow loading is likely to give a bad user experience. Check that all the sliders on your webpage are working smoothly and as a user, you can use it. Test run the videos (if any) on your website that the video links are not broken and a user is getting the best experience watching the video. Along with this also check for the image, like they are getting opened on a single click and the quality of the image being loaded, the area it is covering after fully opened.

We believe that after following aforementioned simple steps, launching a “GREAT” website will be a child’s play for you.


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