The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Website Maintenance – 50+ Best Practices [Infographic]

WordPress website maintenance

Last updated on January 11, 2018

WordPress Website Maintenance

WordPress is a brilliant CMS (Content Management System) that can help you start a blog or a website in no time.  It allows you to manage or control the content as you like and this needs no technical training.  It is easy to use and install. It is easy to understand, manage and is flexible too.  It also offers you tons of amazing features that make your job of running a website easy. But, WordPress, like any other CMS, is a software that needs to be maintained in order to yield maximum out of it.  But WordPress website maintenance is a bit difficult task.  From performance and functionality to security checks, daily clean up, optimization and more, you need to ensure that all the important elements of your website are in working order, to obtain higher ranking as well as traffic.

#WordPress Website Maintenance

WordPress Website Maintenance also includes a lot more than the above-mentioned activities, it includes, backups, updates, and clearing of trash and as such.  If you are running a website that is WordPress powered and is looking for effective ways to maintain it, then you have come to the right place.

WordPress Website Maintenance Tips

The below presented comprehensive infographic comprises of 50+ best practices that will help you optimize your website’s overall performance as well as functionality. And to give you a glimpse, here are some of the website maintenance tips mentioned in this infographic that you need to undertake:

1. Check Website’s Speed and Download Time.
2. Clear Database Trash.
3. Monitor Your Site’s Security.
4. Check all Social Media, Affiliate, and Other Download Links.
5. Take Regular Website and Database Backups.
6. Check Spam Comments and Clear It.
7. Check Your On-page SEO Elements.
8. Optimize Your Site’s Images.
9. Clear Redundant Media Files.
10. Check Your Hosting Resources.
11. Eliminate Unwanted WordPress Plugins, Themes, and Widgets.
12. Update Your WordPress Website to the Latest Version
13. Check Device and Browser Compatibility.

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WordPress Website Maintenance Checklist

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Author Bio: Sudhir Bhushan is a Tech and Social enthusiast. He is also a Web Entrepreneur by Profession and loves to write about latest trends on Social Media, SEO etc. You may also follow him on Twitter | Facebook |

 

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60 Comments


  1. Hi Philip and Sudhir, these are great tips for WordPress and I will confess I have not implemented them all, so it’s great to see what I need to be working on. There are so many new plugins that sometimes they can be confusing. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Hi BG,
      It’s indeed a great joy to see you today.
      I appreciate your presence And feedback.
      Yes, there are a lot to implement. Sudhir created a valuable piece to all of us. He did a good job.
      Keep sharing.
      Have A great day.
      Philip

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  2. Such an incredible information that you have shared. Keep it up.

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  3. Wonderful advice and I really need to check my spam more often !!

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  4. Hello there, Kudos with this specific article it truly is a comprehensive information for WordPress care, essential read to just about every WordPress bloggers. That really is not difficult to browse, perhaps not exceedingly technical and also extends into the things. Regards
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    1. Hi Shantanu
      Thanks for your maiden visit to this page. I appreciate
      Glad that, you could learn some more information from this post in relation to WordPress.
      Keep sharing
      Keep visiting.
      Best Regards
      Philip

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  5. Hi Philip, Nice to meet Sudhir here today! I must confess I am terrible about doing maintenance on my blog!
    Thank you so much for the tips!
    Chery :))
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    1. Hi Chery,
      Glad to see you here again.
      Nice to know that this post alerted you.
      Keep maintain
      Keep in tact LOL
      Thanks for your presence again
      Best
      Phil

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  6. Once you have the right plugins for spam, caching, backup, and security, it doesn’t take much time at all does it? Most of it is done for you.

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Great to see your valuable presence again.
      Yes, plugins can do a lot our pages. But one must be very careful while embedding it, need to check credentials.
      Thanks for the share.
      Have a great day
      Philip

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  7. Hi Sushi and Philip,

    Nice post here. The check list is a good one. I use Smush Image optimizer for image smushing. I think I’ll need to check my Social Media links to know if they are still intact.

    Thanks for sharing.
    – Prince.

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    1. Hi Prince,
      Joy to see you after a while.
      I appreciate. Thanks for sharing your experience.
      Yes, need to check more, Sudir presented severeal things which we need to check.
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Keep visiting.
      Best
      Philip

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  8. Thanks Philip, I have tried to make my website faster with many plugins but I havnt got any good results, Do you have a special way to make websites speed good for search engins?

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  9. Hi Philip,

    The best part of wordpress is that it doesn’t require technical knowledge and there are plugins for virtually any functionality.

    Yes, it’s essential to maintain wordpress site in order to obtain higher rank and traffic.

    Your guidelines will be very helpful in maintaining wordpress site efficiently.

    I will tweet your post.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    1. Hi Manish,
      Thanks a lot for your visit and for the value added feedback to this post.
      I appreciate your time.
      Have a wonderful week ahead.
      Best
      ~ Philip

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    1. Hi Hussain,
      Glad to see you again.
      YEs, these tips are really worth following.
      We need to have a look at on these areas to keep our pages intact.
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Have a great day.
      Yes, our roundup thing is getting ready.
      Keep a watch. :-)
      Thanks for the suggestions.
      Best
      ~ Philip

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  10. Hi,

    Thanks for this nice article, I really appreciate the valuable info that shared in article.
    I am sure these are basic things any wordpress users should follow in their daily activity in relation to blogging.
    A well presented infographic, indeed a good guide to people like me.
    Keep sharing.
    Have a wonderful time ahead.

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    1. Thanks Monica,
      For the value added comment.
      we appreciate your time here.
      Keep visiting.
      Have a great time of sharing ahead.
      Best
      ~ Philip

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  11. Hi Sudhir,
    It’s good to see you with a post at Philipscom, These tips are really worth following. As the title said, these are best practices to follow by any wordPress users. I really like the post and the infographic.
    Good work done. Thanks for sharing.
    Keep it up.

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    1. Thanks Robin,
      For your valuable time here.
      I am glad that you found this is a valuable one for your further use.
      Keep visiting.
      Have a great week.
      Best
      ~ Philip

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  12. Hello Philip and Sudhir. I like your website maintenance tips, and it certainly makes a big difference in terms of conversions and ranking. Fast loading pages will have a lower bounce rate, and will be ranked higher. May I also suggest that you try to use the Pagespeed Insights tool from Google, and implement the fixes suggested. A high score ensures that your website is up to speed…
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    1. Hi Anand,
      I appreciate and thank for the valuable presence on this page.
      Thanks for the value added tips in the comment. Glad that, you liked the post.
      Keep sharing.
      Best Regards,
      ~ Philip

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  13. Hi Sudhir,

    You are right about WordPress website maintenance and I learned it by burning my fingers. I strongly recommend that never take your WordPress website for granted and think that once hosted your job is done. I am so cautious these days that I have planned a weekly maintenance schedule, which I adhere to religiously.
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    1. Hi Ron,
      Nice to know that you like this post.
      Glad that you decided to do the weekly maintenance of your WP.
      Thanks for your visit and feedback.
      Best Regards,
      ~ Philip

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  14. hi sir , nice post i like it very much and this is very helpfull for me
    nice work sir keep going

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  15. Great info Phillip! Do you have any familiarity with Wix websites? WP gives me the blues…lol!

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  16. Thanks for sharing such a informative article on WordPress. It’s really helpful and the best parts are plugins.

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  17. Woowww … its really geart article for me. I shared every article on whatsapp;-)

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  18. Hello Dear Sir, I a surprised to read such a lot of information in one infographic. It is no doubt a very useful information for the new bloggers. I could pick up a lot of new knowledge from this blog post. Please continue to post such informative post in the coming days so that people like us will be motivated in real life.

    I’m new in this area and I’m building my website, I’m working hard on this. Indeed your posts are very useful especially this post, which provides a lot of information about the platform WordPress. Please continue to share this kind of information to your visitors.
    Thank you.
    Nazrul Islam

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  19. Thank You so much for such an informative blog, after reading your guide I maintained by WordPress web and surprisingly got correct plugins and improved ranking as well.

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  20. As a new blogger, I am looking for all the advice I can get! I have only just started thinking about growing traffic to my blog, and your infographic has great information that is understandable, even to me. Bookmarking your blog- thanks!

    Reply

  21. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing This Excellent Guide with Great quality information and most important all above mentioned WordPress Maintenance steps very useful actionable advice!

    Reply

  22. Thanks for sharing WordPress website maintenance valuable information.

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  23. Thank you for a good infographics and blog post and correct plugins

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  24. Very nice information especially for beginners.If you wanna check out about the trending topic of Cryptocurrency then go here

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  25. OMG! Mr. Sudhir! Really so much informative article. You just gave the complete information about website maintenance in a single post. Thank You. Your article gave me a lot of information.

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  26. Such an amazing information that you are shared.These are great tips for WordPress step by step, very useful. Infographic that i found very effective to know about wordpress site maintenance.
    Thank you for share such great post.

    Maria.

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  27. Thanks for sharing good and helpful article about WordPress Website Maintenance. appreciate. keep up the great work.

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  28. Great Post Sir Do you have any Article about How to Keep AdSense Safe from Fake Clicks? if yes Please Share the Link Thanks

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  29. Hey,

    A debt of gratitude is in order for this decent article, I truly welcome the significant data that common in the article.

    I am certain these are essential things any WordPress clients ought to follow in their day by day movement in connection to blogging.

    An attractive infographic, for sure a decent guide for individuals like me.

    Continue sharing.

    Have a great time ahead.

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  30. Very nice information especially for a beginner.Such an amazing information that you have shared.These are great tips for WordPress step by step for WordPress site maintenance.

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  31. Great Post Sir!!

    I have use this method on my blog so many Times.

    Really Helpful Infographic!!

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  32. Hello, Philip Verghese Thanks For Sharing Amazing Article can you Suggest me a Good Plugin for AdSense Security? because someone giving me fake clicks :-(

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  33. Thanks for sharing this information with great infographics. I appreciate it.
    A lot of things to look into, learn and practice it. This is indeed a wonderful and informative post.
    Keep sharing

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  34. This was such a good article. Keeping it for future reference as a WordPress user.

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