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

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Last updated on January 11, 2018

WordPress Website Maintenance

WordPress website maintenance is an important part of the WordPress website.  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.

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

Check it out now!

WordPress Website Maintenance Checklist

For more information and future reference, you can download a PDF of this post for FREE.  WordPress website maintenance tips,

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

 

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61 Comments

  1. BG Jenkins
    BG Jenkins

    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.

    July 21, 2017
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    • 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

      July 26, 2017
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  2. S.R
    S.R

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

    July 21, 2017
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  3. Amber Harrop
    Amber Harrop

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

    July 22, 2017
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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
    Saurabh tiwari recently posted…Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity As a BloggerMy Profile

    July 22, 2017
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    • Hi Saurabb
      Thanks a lot for the comment and share.
      I appreciate your kind support.
      May you have a great day.
      Best
      Philip

      July 26, 2017
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  5. Hello Philip,

    There are some great tips to word press web site maintenance and seriously I was unaware of these all.

    Spam are always a pain for the blogging community, and we all need to keep a regular check upon that.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.
    Shantanu Sinha recently posted…13 Tips for Choosing a Domain Name – 2017 EditionMy Profile

    July 22, 2017
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    • 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

      July 26, 2017
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  6. Chery Schmidt
    Chery Schmidt

    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 :))
    Chery Schmidt recently posted…Are You Willing To Adapt?My Profile

    July 22, 2017
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    • 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

      July 26, 2017
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  7. 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.

    July 23, 2017
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    • 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

      July 26, 2017
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  8. 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.

    July 24, 2017
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    • 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

      July 26, 2017
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  9. 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?

    July 24, 2017
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  10. 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.

    July 25, 2017
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    • 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

      July 25, 2017
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    • 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

      July 26, 2017
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  11. 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.

    July 26, 2017
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    • Thanks Monica,
      For the value added comment.
      we appreciate your time here.
      Keep visiting.
      Have a great time of sharing ahead.
      Best
      ~ Philip

      August 10, 2017
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  12. 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.

    July 26, 2017
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    • 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

      August 10, 2017
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  13. 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…
    Anand recently posted…How to Sell More Cars Using LucepMy Profile

    July 27, 2017
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    • 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

      August 10, 2017
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  14. 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.
    Ron Pickle recently posted…Does Cracked Vent Booting Cause Roof Leaks?My Profile

    July 28, 2017
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    • 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

      August 10, 2017
      |Reply
  15. Abhishek
    Abhishek

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

    July 30, 2017
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  16. Great info Phillip! Do you have any familiarity with Wix websites? WP gives me the blues…lol!

    July 30, 2017
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  17. Thanks for sharing such a informative article on WordPress. It’s really helpful and the best parts are plugins.

    July 30, 2017
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    • Thanks David for your visit and comment.
      Keep visiting.
      Have a great time ahead.
      Best regards
      ~ Philip

      August 10, 2017
      |Reply
  18. kamal Jyani
    kamal Jyani

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

    July 30, 2017
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  19. 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

    July 31, 2017
    |Reply
  20. 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.

    August 1, 2017
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  21. 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!

    August 2, 2017
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  22. Hi,

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

    August 2, 2017
    |Reply
  23. BoxingOnlineStream
    BoxingOnlineStream

    Thanks for sharing WordPress website maintenance valuable information.

    August 2, 2017
    |Reply
  24. jackupjaems
    jackupjaems

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

    August 2, 2017
    |Reply
  25. Very nice information especially for beginners.If you wanna check out about the trending topic of Cryptocurrency then go here

    August 3, 2017
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  26. 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.

    August 8, 2017
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  27. 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.

    August 10, 2017
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  28. Thanks for sharing good and helpful article about WordPress Website Maintenance. appreciate. keep up the great work.

    August 18, 2017
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  29. Great Post Sir Do you have any Article about How to Keep AdSense Safe from Fake Clicks? if yes Please Share the Link Thanks

    October 17, 2017
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  30. charlotte
    charlotte

    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.

    December 1, 2017
    |Reply
  31. Jack
    Jack

    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.

    December 12, 2017
    |Reply
  32. Aanchal Rathore
    Aanchal Rathore

    Great Post Sir!!

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

    Really Helpful Infographic!!

    January 13, 2018
    |Reply
  33. Aaitrah Durani
    Aaitrah Durani

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

    February 2, 2018
    |Reply
  34. Den Matthews
    Den Matthews

    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

    February 19, 2018
    |Reply
  35. JOHN MULINDI
    JOHN MULINDI

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

    March 20, 2018
    |Reply
  36. Muhammad Raheel
    Muhammad Raheel

    Dear Admin,
    Your Post is really amazing, it speaks a lot of things on website maintenance.
    Very useful to all website owners.
    Please continue to post this type of informative posts.
    Thank you.
    Keep sharing.
    Regards

    August 27, 2019
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