WordPress makes it quite easy to setup your own website. Whether it is for business purposes or simply a personal blog, there is a lot that can be achieved with a WordPress platform. However, if the necessary measures are not taken, your website can drown in the ever-growing sea of the Internet and lose its online presence. Therefore, it is always best to plan out your website with the future in mind. Here are a few steps that you can follow to ensure that your website remains up and running for the foreseeable future.

    • Plan out regular maintenance.
      To ensure that everything runs smoothly, it is best to plan out maintenance of your WordPress website after regular intervals. This keeps away any issues from getting out of control as they are identified in their initial stages and are manageable to deal with. Perhaps, the best maintenance is to make regular backups of your website either on an alternative server or a physical drive. In the scenario of a server crash, you will still have of most of your data safe and as a result, avoid the hassle of setting up the website from scratch again.  
    • Take the necessary security measures.
      In this day and age, it is very easy to become a victim of a cyber-attack and face great repercussions and loss. Any hacker, with malicious intent, can target your website and leave it in a dire state by using means such as viruses and malwares. That is why it is sensible to have the necessary security protocols in place. Make use of the security plugins available to minimize the risks of any potential hack attempt. Also, never share any confidential information such as passwords that may provide backdoor access to anyone other than those responsible for running the website.
    • Select a reliable hosting service.
      It is useful to have in-depth considerations before selecting your hosting service. The hosting service serves a key function for the website as it is responsible for storing your website’s content and retrieving it once someone visits your website. Among the many factors to consider for your hosting service choice, one of them is future proofing. If your website takes off and starts to expand then your hosting service might not be able to sustain the bulging traffic. Then there is the fact that longer the subscription with the hosting service, lower the rates you need to pay for it. That is why it is the right approach is to choose the best domain hosting service in terms of quality and price.
    • Employ trustworthy plugins.
      Plugins are a great way to increase the functionality of your website. But one must be careful to ensure that the plugins are taken from a reliable store as substandard plugins can drastically slow down your website. As time progresses, this can prove to be a hindrance for the survival of your website. Proper research must be done before selecting a plugin. From going through the user reviews to comparing with possible alternatives, this perceived inconvenience of thoroughly vetting your plugins can be proved a great blessing in the coming days.

 

  • Use child themes.
    One of the most important things in the long run for a website is to make the process of updating as smooth as possible. On the presentation front, this can be achieved by child themes. A child theme inherits the features of the parent or previous theme. Whenever a change is made, it is done so through the child theme which keeps the parent theme’s files untouched. This is beneficial down the line as your parent theme’s files remain protected during the process of customization.

 

Hi, This is Itender Rawat and I am Editor-in-Chief of Tricksmode.com I am 26 year tech lover, bike rider and thinker from Dehradun who writes about Technology, Mobiles, Android, Softwares and Internet

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