WordPress has really come a long way since I started using it back in 2004. What used to take several hours of uploading, downloading and configuring now can be done in only minutes. But that doesn’t mean that WordPress will run itself completely… at least not yet! Here are five WordPress maintenance tasks that you still need to do on a regular basis to get the most out of your site.
One of the things I love best about WordPress as a platform is the ability to change your blog theme. The fact that there are so many, and such good ones out there makes it easy to change at the drop of a hat, especially if you’re inclined, like I am, to try out a different look every once in awhile. But even though it’s easy enough to change things around, should you really do it?
Making the decision to change the theme on your blog is not always as cut and dried as it might seem. You need to take into consideration both your needs and those of your reader. What might seem like a great idea to you at the time, may turn out to be the worst thing you could do for your blog and your business. I know from experience that what you might like, your audience might not, and if you choose a theme that’s hard for them to read and navigate, you’ll do yourself more harm than good.
So with those thoughts in mind, here are five things to consider when choosing a new blog theme: