Great WordPress Article re: WordPress Mistakes

I certainly know I’m guilty of some of these. Great article by Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas) a master blogger, author and social media master.  The link to the full article, well worth the read, is below as are the bullet points.

“The 15 most common WordPress mistakes to avoid”

  1. Choosing the wrong platform
  2. Forgetting to change the default admin username
  3. Using an inappropriate or defective theme
  4. Staying with the default tagline “just another blog”
  5. Using the default favicon
  6. Complicated categories & tags (this one may be me!)
  7. Using the default permalink structure
  8. Not having a contact form
  9. Forgetting to install a caching plug-in
  10. Forgetting to create a back-up
  11. Ignoring WordPress updates
  12. Not using Google Analytics
  13. Making life difficult for mobile users
  14. Ignoring Gravatar & Google authorship markup
  15. Ignoring image optimization


    1. Thank you, nice to meet you! I’m glad it was helpful. Since I’m learning and my blog is titled “MeLearningOutLoud” I will continue to post info on all the social media as I learn it or even just find good info that I need to learn. I’ll tag them with their appropriate technology so they are easy to find. If there is anything anyone in particular wants to know, let me know – I love researching this stuff on the Internet.

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    1. Glad I’m not alone! 😉 Just checked out your blog, love your poetry (and your cover photo) we have similar interests, value and beliefs – so I’m following you! 🙂 Looking forward to more great content from you for me to enjoy.

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  1. I know I’m guilty of most, if not all, of these–the problem is that I haven’t even the slightest idea of what any of it means. The language is very particular to the WordPress world and I’d fix my errors if I knew how. Unfortunately, I don’t even know how to ask. Maybe blogging isn’t my thing.


    1. Hi Nananoyz, don’t give up! I checked out your blog and it was fun and you have a voice that should be heard!

      I struggle too with all the data and jargon on WordPress but I enjoy the challenge (tech geek), if I didn’t I’d probably be really frustrated. And I don’t know what everything on that post means either, part of the reason I posted it was so I’d have the link and could refer back so I know what I’m trying to learn! 😉

      I (if I did it right because I’ve not done this before) put some links below for you. And if you wish to follow my blog, I am planning on having Categories for all the Social Media as I learn them (WordPress, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc, all the Internet SM tips and tricks. 😉

      I don’t know if you are on Twitter but I find a lot of good info on that and I follow @wpbeginner You can also find them at their website; If you’re a Pinterest person there are also boards where you can follow WordPress blogging. or @jeffbullas on Twitter is where I got the article and he posts a lot of good WordPress and blogging info.

      Keep at it, please!


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