quetipsI hope you had a wonderful week. The last week of August was the craziest week I’ve had in a long time. Both my sons had a swimming class at 9 in the morning. Monday, after their classes we had to drive to Dayton OH to see an ailing relative drive back after 5 hours after staying and visiting. Tuesday morning swimming class and work and with the time I have left over, it was running around my brother in law’s small outdoor wedding that I was coordinating. So you can say that someone had a busier week then you. Update 9/17/2013. Unfortunately my aunt past away a couple of weeks ago, now I’m so glad that I took time out of my busy schedule to see her. I know, you didn’t expect all this for a blog article about WordPress did you? Rest in Peace Aunt Joan.

I’ve learned from my share of mistakes working on WordPress over the years. I summarized in 5 points that you must know to have a successful stable website. These 5 points deals with more housekeeping than marketing.

  1. Always do a backup of your files on your site. Don’t rely on the hosting company to do it for you.
  2. Do an XML backup as well by going into the Tools>Export everything.
  3. Delete any plugins that are inactive.
  4. Update all plugins when they are updated.
  5. Always keep the WordPress version up to date.
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