Friday Link Wrapup – WordPress Errors, Page Speed, SEO, iThemes Security

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links.

This is always a timely topic: how to fix 10 common WordPress errors and problems, including the dreaded White Screen of Death. The first thing is to make sure you always have a fresh site and database backup stored somewhere other than your hosting account…

Page speed really does matter – the target these days is 2 seconds or less. Learn how to speed up your WordPress site with this guide. (WP Minder also offers Performance Tuneups if you’d rather not become an expert in this area yourself).

If you’re struggling with improving your site’s search engine presence, here’s a good article about 9 obvious things you probably didn’t know about WordPress and SEO. These include useful info about the popularity of long-form content (long posts), writing better headlines and intros, and how to keep users engaged while reading your content.

Finally… if you’re using the popular security plugin iThemes Security Pro and are a bit overwhelmed by all the setting choices, here’s a checklist to help you out. Yes, there are 35 items in the checklist, but think how much of a pro you’ll be at using this plugin when you finish!

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