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7 To-Do Things if you use WordPress in 20204 min read

If you are using WordPress or you want to use WordPress for your website. You should do these 7 Pro Tasks. After many years of working with WordPress, I found these 7 essential tasks and plugins to do with WordPress. 

1. WordPress 
Security

sucuri plugin

WordPress is an open-source platform. Millions of people are using WordPress and thousands of developers are continually working to upgrade WordPress and its functionalities through plugins. We all know these facts, and install plugins even without knowing about security matters. Some plugins keep serious malware, phishing viruses, and bad redirections, which not only affect your website but also can ban your website at Google. 

After WordPress Installation, your first work should be the installation of WordPress Security plugins. You can install these plugins…

  1. Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan  
  2. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
  3. All In One WP Security & Firewall
  4. Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening
  5. Cerber Security, Antispam & Malware Scan

2. WordPress 
Website Designing

elementor

It was the old days when you need a developer to make your site according to your desire. Now with plugins, you can make your website in a few hours. With the developer, if you are unable to convey your exact need, through Elementor Plugin, you can design your website in your own ways. 

Elementor Plugin is so good and easy to use. Elementor has many pre-made templates and blocks. You can make a template according to your need and use in many pages. Everything can be done by Elementor. Apart from Elementor, there are also many plugins that do the same as Elementor. 

Elementor has free and paid both the version. You can even use all functions at Elementor free version. Most important tools are free with Elementor. 

Elementor Page Builder 

3. SEO 
Plugins

yoast

After security and designing, the most important part is SEO. Before moving to SEO, you should use check your content with Grammarly(A free grammar checking tool). You have many options for SEO Plugins like Yoast SEO, All in One SEO, Rank Math and etc. 

I go with Yoast SEO. I am using Yoast SEO for the last 5 – 6 years to my website. You get many functionalities in free version like: 

Good SEO Tools are : – 

  1. Yoast SEO 
  2. All in one SEO 

4. Page 
Speed Improver

page speed

Check your website at https://gtmetrix.com/ or https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/, if you are getting a minimum score then you should minify CSS, minify javascript and reduce image sizes. The most important part is server speed if your server speed is good other things do not matter a lot but if you do not have good hosting speed then you should use these plugins. 

You should use Best Servers like Siteground, which gives higher speed. Through Siteground, you need not work a lot for the page speed.

For Compressing Image – Smush – Compress, Optimize and Lazy Load Images 

For Cache – Wp Fastest Cache, Wp Super Cache, and W3 Total Cache 

For Cleaning Comments, Database, Images, and Cache – Wp Optimize

5. Contact 
Tools

chat plugin

Email Form – Now, you should install those plugins that are easy to use for quick contacts. “Contact Form 7” is one of the best free plugins for making contact forms. Here, you will be notified by email. 

Contact Form 7

Whatsapp/Mobile Chat – In 2020, you should install those plugins that help your customers to Whatsapp or Call you just in a single click or tap. “Chaty” plugin is a free plugin for adding Whatsapp and Mobile Number to your website. 

Floating Chat Widget – Chaty 

6. Insights 
Tool - Analytics

monsterinsights

You did everything, but you need to check the analytics of your website to improve. You must verify your website with Google Console and Google analytics. Apart from this, you should take the help of https://neilpatel.com/ website. This website will give you keyword suggestions and everything that you should know about your website. This service is totally free. You must use this. There is no hidden game for selling anything on this website. 

When you search keywords, then you can log in via google account and access your google console. You will see deep data analysis. 

Apart from this, you can install one WordPress plugin called MonsterInsights. For this, you need to verify your website with google analytics first. 

7. Google 
Reviews Widget

Add Google Business Reviews to your website. It is user tendency, he searches and get your name and then search your footprints over the internet. You can make your user’s work easy to put google reviews on your website. It will improve your conversions.

You have to just install the code, follow the documentation where you have to get API and Place ID. You can use this plugin at your widget area, or copy the code to paste any area to the website. 

Google Reviews Widget is extremely helpful for me. 

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