Optimising WordPress Website Speed, Security & SEO

By 9th Oct 2018 Dec 1st, 2018 Uncategorised

Security:

  1. BackupBuddy – Install Plugin and make a backup (and download it) before making all following edits. After completion, make another backup and download.
  2. IThemes Security – Install Plugin and enable Brute Force.
  3. Sucuri – Install Plugin and add API.
  4. Google Recapture.
  5. Email Obfuscation.
  6. Install SSL certificate.
  7. Delete unnecessary plugins.

 

SEO:

  1. Yoast or Google XML Sitemap – Install one of these plugins.
  2. Submit to Google (Google Search Console, formerly Google Webmaster).
  3. http://domain.co.za
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  4. Check Image Alt Tags & Titles (Consider Keyword for the page each image appears on.)
  5. Customise Site Title (Appearance > Customize > Site Identity) .

 

Speed:

  1. WP Fastest Cache (Plugin).
  2. Image optimisation / Reduction (Smush Image Compression and Optimization or ShortPixel Image Optimizer).
  3. Minify CSS.
    – Download Sublime Text 3
    – Paste Custom CSS & Save file to your computer.
    – Then paste CSS into CSS Minifier
    – Copy minified code and paste into the theme settings custom CSS area.
  4. Turn Off Unnecessary Theme Features in theme settings.
  5. CloudFlare.