A Guide To WordPress In 28 Actionable Steps

If you’re just starting out with your first website, or you’re on your tenth website, and you just want something simple and easy to use, WordPress is a name you’re probably familiar with.

WordPress is a content management system that is used for creating and managing your website. You’ll find that countless blogs, business websites, personal sites and ecommerce stores all utilize and benefit from using WordPress. The tool is all run online, which means there’s there isn’t anything you have to download any software or app to use.

SEMrush has created a 28 actionable step guide that will make your WordPress SEO succeed.

Here’s the list:

  1. Choose a quality hosting provider
  2. Use an SEO-friendly WordPress them
  3. Make sure your website is indexable
  4. Set up an SSL certificate
  5. Pick your preferred site address format
  6. Enable SEO-friendly permalinks
  7. Install and configure a WordPress SEO plugin
  8. Submit your sitemap to Google search console
  9. Noindex unimportant pages
  10. Plan the architecture of your site
  11. Nest your pages into subfolders
  12. Create an easy-to-navigate menu
  13. Use post categories correctly
  14. Enable breadcrumbs
  15. Do keyword research
  16. Create great content
  17. Write SEO-friendly URLs
  18. Use headers correctly
  19. Write optimized title tags
  20. Craft unique meta descriptions
  21. Link internally
  22. Write descriptive image alt text
  23. Approve comments manually

Keep in mind this is a simple list – each step has details you’ll want to read up on as you are setting up your WordPress website. Check out SEMrush to read up on each step.

Scott Davenport

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