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There! You’ve finally taken care of everything for your WordPress website.

Now, you need to know how you can maintain it efficiently.

This maintenance checklist will give you stepwise Information on how you can run your website smoothly and conduct regular checks to make sure it functions impeccably.

Clean Spam Comments:

Delete SPAM Comments.

Test Forms:

Test the functioning of your Contact form by sending an inquiry through it.

Check Broken Links:

Look for broken links on your website with the CheckMylink Extension for Chrome & Broken Link Checker for WordPress.

Reply to Comments:

Make sure you check your comments section and answer questions & interact regularly with your readers.

Update Plugins:

Keep a tab on plugin updates and upgrade them regularly.

Make Regular Backups:

Don’t forget to make backups of the latest databases and files using BackUpWordPress (free) | BackupBuddy (Paid)

Check Google Analytics:

Check Google Analytics regularly.

Review Webmaster Tools:

Similarly, check Google Webmaster Tools periodically.

Check Resources Used:

Keep an eye on your resources used on your website.

Monitor Statistics:

Use WP Statistics plugin to monitor your WordPress website’s statistics.

Ongoing Security Checks:

Find a good Plugin that will check for the items below:
1- Passwords
2- File Permissions
3- Database Security
4- WordPress Admin protection

Additional:

If you have all these things in place, and still wish I to add some additional characteristics to the website then follow these following steps, when using WP config.php.

Disable the Debug mode:

				
					Define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);
				
			

Define Auto Save Interval:

				
					define(‘AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL’, 300 );
				
			

Disable WordPress Updates: (Should be used by Experts Only)

				
					//Completely Disable Automatic Updates

Define( ‘AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED’, true);

//Disable all updates to the Core

Define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, true );
				
			

Control Post Revisions:

				
					// Limit the number of saved revisions. Limit to 10.

define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 3);

//Disable the post revision feature completely.

define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, false);
				
			

Clear Trash:

				
					//Empty every 7 days

define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 7);

//Disable Trash Completely

define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 0);
				
			

Increase Memory Limit:

				
					// Set Memory Limit to 64MB

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

//Set Memory Limit to 96MB

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’96M’);

//Set Memory Limit to 128MB

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’128M’);
				
			

Clear Trash:

				
					//Empty every 7 days

define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 7);

//Disable Trash Completely

define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 0);
				
			
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