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Appearance and Customisation

Configuring WordPress Settings

WordPress Settings offer the flexibility to configure various sections of your site. Within the Settings menu, you’ll find the following sub-menus: General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media, Permalinks, and Privacy.

General Settings

Customise your site title, tagline, timezone, language, and more from this section.

Writing Settings

Adjust how WordPress posts and Pages are submitted. Set default post categories, formats, and optional functions like Remote Publishing, Post via email, and Update Services.

Reading Settings

Control the display of your site content. Customize your home page, blog post order, RSS feed content, and more.

Discussion Settings

Manage site comment display and notification preferences for site activities via email.

Media Settings

Set default image sizes for maximum dimensions when uploading new images to the Media Library.

Permalink Settings

Customize permanent URLs for static pages, blog posts, categories, and tag archives.

Privacy Settings

WordPress Privacy Settings guide adherence to national or international privacy laws. A Privacy Policy page, now a necessity due to GDPR, can be drafted using WordPress’ standard template or created anew.

Managing Your Site: Best Practices

Maintaining an efficient site involves smart management to prevent clutter and optimise performance:

  • Optimise Images: Compress image files without compromising quality to improve page loading speed.
  • Remove Unused Content: Regularly delete old files, themes, and plugins to free up space and enhance site performance.
  • Backup Your Site: Ensure regular backups or enable automatic backups to restore your site if needed.
  • Keep Updates Current: Regularly update your site, themes, and plugins to ensure optimal functionality and security.
  • Enhance Security: Besides strong passwords, employ trusted security tools and run malware scans for added protection.

Recommended Plugins for Startups and Digital Marketers

Yoast SEO (Free)

Helps in search result ranking by analysing posts and providing optimization suggestions.

Monsterinsights (Free & Premium)

Connects your site to Google Analytics, displaying all stats in your WordPress dashboard.

Akismet Spam Filter (Free & Premium)

Automatically filters out spam comments and submissions.

Contact Form 7 (Free)

Manages multiple contact forms and allows easy customization.

Sucuri Security (Free & Premium)

Offers security features including malware scans, security notifications, and more.

WP Rocket (Premium)

A caching plugin improving WordPress performance with various features like caching, minifying files, and database optimization.

WooCommerce (Free & Premium)

Transforms your WordPress site into an online store, ideal for selling goods and services.

Remember, plugins provide additional functionalities. Explore and test various plugins to find the ones that best suit your needs. Checking ratings and support offered ensures you get the expected quality and functionality from the Plugin.

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