When you creating site in wordpress, I created unique checklist for self hosted wordpress sites. checklist for self hosted wordpress sites is very important.

checklist for self hosted wordpress sites

When you creating the website in wordpress that time you need to be very careful and you need think and check about following things. I created the checklist for wordpress sites.

About Theme

Use the Minimum images

checklist for self hosted wordpress sites

checklist for self hosted wordpress sites

You should use the sprite image in wordpress theme. That will reduce the webpage loading time.

Use proper and optimized CSS properties

You should use the proper CSS. Dont repeat CSS code. like float, color, margin.

Test the Theme in IE7, IE8 ,Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome

Your theme need to be cross browser compatible.

Use only External CSS

Dont use the inline CSS in Theme.

Use Jquery

Jquery is very popular and simple and seo friendly for wordpress site.

Use the Sidebars in your theme

In sidebar you mostly put the links and ads. That is very important for SEO.

Put the Tag and category links

You should put the tags and category links in theme.

Make Mobile friendly

You theme should viewable in iPhone, iPad, Blackberry mobile devices.

Check in WordPress site

  • Check Robots.txt file
  • Put Site title
  • Get some good Tagline for the site
  • Create contact us email address
  • Put Share links ie. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, RSS, LinkedIn etc.
  • Create Author’s profile: Email, Website, AIM, Biographical Info
  • Put the Google Analytics code in your site
  • Do web master varification
  • Use the SEO Meta Tags (Use the SEO Meta Tags plugin)
  • Submit your site to to Yahoo, Google, Bing
  • Use good wordpress plugins
  • Use the Permalinks (date and name. if do not want to show category in url then use ‘No Category Base’ plugin)
  • All Posts and Pages with genuine and useful articles
  • Create nice Categories and their structure (parent-child)
  • Remove broken urls (if urls not provided use ‘javascript:;’ in anchor’s href)
  • Use the Widgets and Menus with their urls
  • Put Akismet API key -For Spam protection.
  • Do setting for Media sizes (thumbnail, medium, large)
  • Uncheck the “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders” setting in media setting.
  • Use the SEO ultimate plugin.
  • Dont use the plugin for contact form

Here are some useful links which will be helpful to you

Best WordPress SEO Plugins for Optimize your WordPress Website

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