8 Advanced Tips For Setting Up Your WordPress Site

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A brand new WordPress website — Image by author

1. Pick a good WordPress theme

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One of the many available WordPress themes — Image by GeneratePress

The theme I settled on

2. Get your SEO basics right

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Choosing the permalink structure is an essential part of good SEO—image by author

3. Disable XML RPC

XX.XXX.XX.80 - - [19/Dec/2020:09:52:26 +0100] "POST //xmlrpc.php HTTP/1.1" 200 4122 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/80.0.3987.149 Safari/537.36"
<Files xmlrpc.php>
Order Allow,Deny Deny from all
</Files>

4. Include a security plugin in your WordPress setup

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WordFence, right after the installation — Image by author

5. Setting up WordPress using pages or posts?

6. Install Google SiteKit

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Google SiteKit in your WordPress dashboard — Image by author

7. Implement caching and other optimizations

8. Migrating from another CMS to WordPress

Conclusion

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