Man.. this is awesome. I’ve applied the tweaks to my sites and it was so easy. I appreciate that it was straight to the point just as the title text promises e.g. “How to disable xlm-rpc in WordPress the non bullshit guide“.
There are so many written articles on the internet where you have to scroll down for miles just to find the small amount of information that is useful and you are looking for. So annoying!
Well one thing is that I like to add is that you need to contact loads of website owners thought their contact forms too and ask them if they might interested in a guest post.
From my experience it t takes a quite a few to receive a response so you need to be persistent and not give up. It is quite labor extensive work to do, but also rewarding once you get those quality links backs.
Very good points indeed. It is easy to mess up your WordPress fast if you make the wrong choices. I like to add also:
Never ever use pirated plugins that you can buy off some a bit shady websites for much cheaper price than the original authors website. Not only are they often not the latest version and might not ever be updated but they may also be altered code-wise so you run the risk of a double whammy in terms of security issues. Don´t try to save a few bucks which might costly you dearly later.
Do not have more than 20+ plugins installed if necessary. A rule of thumb here is “less is more“
A common very beginners mistake is that they overload he system with tons of different plugins which then not only slows down the whole website, but also introduces potential security risk and definitely code crashes between the plugins and WP itself which causes incompatibility issues that might even might bring your WordPress website to its knee.
Use code instead of plugins if you can. Code is always faster and uses less of the server’s resources such as CPU and memory.
Good write up, thanks for sharing!
I like to add that it is important to write good articles of high quality and being consistent in publishing new blog posts. Content (Insert” good”) is still king.
Just writing a few posts and thinking you will be rich isn’t going to happen. Hard work always pays of if you keep on grinding as it is a process as everything else. So you need to be productive and publish new content that is interesting to your target group on a coherent basis.