An Important Note About Plugins
Here are a few things to note when selecting, updating and adding plugins to your site:
- When selecting plugins, always check the reputability of the source, whether it will work with your version of WordPress, and whether support is available to you in the event that issues arise.
- Keep your current plugins up to date, and delete any which are not in use, as this will maximize how you use your active plugins.
- When adding a plugin, keep in mind that it may lower your page speed, so be sure to monitor any changes in page speed before and after you install one.
While all of this may seem overwhelming at first, maintenance is a crucial component to the smooth operation of your WordPress site. Proper site maintenance is something that even beginners can, and should try to, come to grips with. It will pay off in the long term by preventing slow load speeds and by enhancing the overall user experience. It will also pay off by protecting your site from security issues and unwanted interference.
The best and most convenient way to stay on top of your site maintenance is to create a routine. A routine guarantees you enough time to perform these vital tasks, and the process consequently becomes easier in the long term.
How do you maintain your WordPress site? Please share with us in the comments!