Friday Link Wrapup – Permalinks, Gym Themes, WordPress SEO, Security

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links.

Is the permalink structure you set up when you first launched your WordPress site not working out as well as you’d like? You’d like to change it, but are worried about what it could do to your search engine rankings?  Don’t worry – while it can be a bit involved, here’s a guide to changing permalinks without permanently damaging your SEO.

If you’re running a gym or are a personal trainer needing a new site, here are 25 commercial WordPress fitness and gym themes that might inspire you. As always, be careful when buying a commercial theme – you will get far more features than most businesses ever need, and using theme-based sliders, layout tools and other features can really hurt you when you decide to switch themes or get a custom theme.

Here’s a quick little introduction to the major areas to consider when doing SEO for WordPress. For something more comprehensive, Yoast’s recently updated WordPress SEO Tutorial is hard to beat!

And finally… here’s a report on the 5 biggest WordPress security challenges. Still #1 (since the last report 4 years ago) is the website owner. WordPress is so easy to use, security often doesn’t get the serious consideration it deserves. If you’re not sure about your site’s security, check out WP Minder’s plans – we include an annual security audit for every site, plus Sucuri monitoring 24/7 for most plans.

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