This guide provides a list of 7 things that you should do after installing a new WordPress site. Some of the steps are optional, but many others are essential if you want to comply with GDPR and Google AdSense policy, to have at least basic on-site SEO and manage the updates easier.
This guide provides links to other articles that will aid in your learning of WordPress content management system. Many of the steps refer to 3rd party sites where you can find more information on a particular topic.
After you have finished this guide, you will have easy to maintain SEO optimized website that complies to GDPR and Google AdSense policy. Continue reading
As you may be already know, WordPress allows you to install and update plugins, widgets, themes etc, as well as whole system trough the admin panel. It’s very convenient time-saving feature but it requires you to provide FTP or FTPS credentials every time when its used. It could be really frustrating!
SFTP (SSH over FTP) should not be confused with FTPS (File Transfer Protocol Over SSL). FTP is vulnerable to attacks and should be avoided because the server can only handle usernames and passwords in plain text. So, as many people, I don’t have it installed on my virtual private server. If you feel that you need to install and enable a FTP server, just for WordPress, think twice – you can use SSH instead and I’ll show you how! Continue reading