WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. It has outnumbered other CMS’s in terms of Usage and popularity. WordPress runs 4.5% of the entire internet, making it a dominating CMS. Monthly 54.2 million new posts are added on WordPress blogs. With such statistics you can image how popular it is and how much love it is gaining every month.
Running a WordPress blog is easy. Upload setup file to server, configure database settings and run installation, and you are done. Your WordPress site is up.
Installing themes, plugins is as easy as installation. Just search for themes on WordPress site or in admin panel of WordPress website, click on install and you are done. Generally themes and plugins are free for WordPress directory.
If you are looking for advanced features, you can buy it from developer’s page or marketplace like Theme Forest etc.
After installing WordPress, there is a need to configure it in order to make it look great and functional. Below are some suggestions which a basic WordPress needs in order to run even as a basic version.
- WordPress Social Share Plugin: A social share plugin cuts down the pain of copying and pasting a shareable content on Social Media profile. If your content is of great quality, then it’s sure most of the visitors will share it on their Social Media.
- Responsive Sliders: Slider are major requirement for making a site look beautiful, showcase featured offers as images, highlight important content etc. With increase in adaptation of mobiles and tablet devices, need for adaptability of slider according to screen size began to create issues. Make sure to opt for sliders which are responsive in nature so as to fit to any screen size and be visible.
- Cloudflare: Cloudflare acts as an extra protection to your WordPress site. It helps against attacks and DDOS attacks. Along with such powerful features, it also offers caching service. What caching service do is it caches static part of your website and serves it from nearest possible location. It helps user getting faster access to the site, irrespective of main server’s location.
Implementing these suggestion definitely will help basing your WordPress site, elevating standards from other newly created WordPress.