WordPress is a good platform. But sooner or later, you will encounter those annoying little problems. When you then turn to a support forum, you get an answer that not even Albert Einstein would understand. It usually ends up with you spending hours doing Google searches that lead to nothing. WordPress optimization can truly drive one to insanity. We would like to believe that the image above illustrates a group of new WordPress users.
In this article you will get simple solutions to 5 annoying WordPress problems.
- WP Catching
- Pictures do not appear when you share on Facebook / Twitter
- SEO Problems
- Slow Loading Images
- Footer Credits
Easy To Use WordPress Plugins
We have experience with all these plugins and they are relatively easy to use. We can recommend them.
1. WP Super Cache
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
2. Pictures do not appear when you share
This plugin improves the sharing of your WordPress pages, posts, WooCommerce products, or any other post type on social media, by setting the correct Facebook Open Graph Tags. It also allows you to add the Twitter Card tags for more effective and efficient Twitter sharing results.
3. SEO Problems
Rank Math practically configures itself. Rank Math features a step-by-step installation and configuration wizard that sets up SEO for WordPress perfectly. Rank Math lets you optimize your posts for unlimited focus keywords per post. This plugin also saves you a ton of time by integrating with Google Search Console and displaying important information about your website right inside WordPress.
4. Slow Loading Images
Optimize images, turn on lazy load, resize, compress & improve your Google Page Speed with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher. Smush will compress images without a visible drop in quality. Automated optimization – asynchronously auto-smush your attachments for super fast compression on upload. Without monthly limits – optimize all of your images up to 5MB in size.
5. Footer Credits
Remove or replace footer credits (or any text or HTML in page) before page is rendered. With this plugin there is no need to modify code such as footer.php which if done incorrectly can cause your site to break or new theme updates will stomp over your changes requiring you to remove footer credits on each update.
It’s no fun to have to deal with all of these irritating WP issues. But there is a plugin for every problem that can manifest itself. And sometimes, it may turn out that the plugins themselves are the problem. But do not worry, there’s certainly a plugin that can solve it too.
When it comes to catching, there are better solutions than WP Super Cache, but they cost. Personally, I think it is better to spend the money on a more powerful hosting solution. Changing hosting environment can solve a lot of problems.
Image: Tess Gruenberg