WordPress can and is being used to create amazing, user-friendly websites. However many people make seemingly insignificant mistakes when building their websites with WordPress because of which they fail to take full advantage of this amazing platform. In this article we have listed three such mistakes.
1. Not changing the default tagline
A tagline is like a slogan and a short single line description about your site. WordPress applies “Just Another Blog” tagline, by default, while installation. Most of the novice users forget to change or remove it which is not considered a good practice. This is because Google indexes the tagline and it might affect you site ranking during search operations. So, we advise you to choose a witty and unique tagline that has some connection with your blog content. You can modify the default tagline by clicking on Settings –> General tab in your WordPress console.
2. Using the default provided favicon
Favicon a little icon linked with your website or blog. It is normally displayed in the address bar of a browser. Most of the WordPress beginners ignore their favicons, due to which their sites or blogs have the default provided favicon being displayed. If you want to create a professional looking website, you really have to change the favicon icon. You can use the free favicon icon generator tools available online or create a favicon by your own and replace the default company provided favicon icon.
3. Overlooking WordPress updates
At times, we simply forget to check for updates and upgrading the website or blog. Regularly updating the site and plugins is very important as they enhance the user experience by fixing certain bugs and also improve the security options of your site. Besides, upgrading the WordPress from one version to the other is very simple and can be accomplished with a single click. But, before updating it is secure to back up your site.
If you want your website to be successful then make sure that you avoid these mistakes at all costs.