A new year brings along with it new opportunities to discover WordPress tips and tricks. WordPress can help your website become the best website in no time. Whether it’s taking the time to perform simple plugin updates or planning a blog redesign around the Gutenberg editor, there are quite a few ways you can focus your efforts to build your best WordPress sites in 2020. Here are a few tips to make your existing workflow shine:
Always make site updates in the test environment
This first tip earned the number one spot on my list for a very important reason: You should keep it in mind for everything else we’re going to talk about.
When you make changes directly to your live site, you run the risk of something causing your site to crash. And if your site is tied to your business, downtime is critical to avoid at all times, as that could mean a loss in sales.
To eliminate this unnecessary risk, you can use a test environment to update your WordPress site.
Get to know the Gutenberg editor
WordPress 5.0 was released at the end of 2018, which introduced the Gutenberg editor. Even if you’re planning to use the Classic Editor Plugin for a while (which will be supported until December 31st, 2021), it’s worth getting to know our new friend Gutenberg this year.
Update your themes and plugins
This WordPress tip is nothing new, but it’s so important that it’s worth including in any best practice list! Now’s the perfect time to audit your themes and plugins to make sure they’re up to date and running as they should be.
Make your sites mobile-friendly
This best practice also isn’t new, but it remains incredibly important.
Add SSL Certificate to every site
There was a point in time where SSL certificates were only considered important for certain types of sites, like eCommerce shops or online bank portals that were handling sensitive client information. Today, however, having an SSL certificate on your site is considered a best practice, even if you’re just building a personal blog.
Find your favorite tools
This tip is all about helping you have a more productive and efficient year when it comes to building sites for clients. One of the best ways to improve your workflow is to simplify the number of WordPress themes, plugins, add-ons, apps, extensions, etc. that you use.
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