15 Commonly Asked Questions by Every WordPress User
July 26th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 6 Comments |
Millions of blogs are running on WordPress platform and there are many commonly asked questions by every WordPress user. Every now and then, people try to find the solutions to their problems.
BloggingLove has been there to provide every possible WordPress tutorial since 2014. Sometimes people get scared because of some small issues.
People are starting new blogs and WordPress is considered as one of the most influential platforms these days.
In this article, you will come to know about the commonly asked questions by WordPress users. Maybe you can get the answers to your questions too.
The List of Questions You Would Find Familiar
Before I start, I would like to mention a few things and the categories of the questions. Most of the WordPress beginners are worried about the security of their website and others fret once they see any error.
You will learn the things which are required to have a successful career with WordPress.
#1. How to Start a WordPress Blog
This is the first question people ask when they want to start a new website/blog. It’s because everyone is talking about this amazing platform.
And no doubt that WordPress is one of the best platforms right now. That’s why people ask how to properly start a blog.
#2. How to Install WordPress
You would be interested in knowing that every web hosting company is providing one-click WordPress installation option.
You just need to login to the cPanel and after finding the WordPress icon, there are a few basic steps and it would be done.
There are many ways to install WordPress. Many companies are supporting the tools like Softaculous which can help you install WordPress within a few minutes.
#3. Is Coding Required to Run a WordPress blog
Have you ever thought why do people use WordPress? It’s because they don’t need to have any kind of skills. WordPress repository is full its plugins which do all the work.
If you need to add any extra feature to your blog, you can easily find a plugin. You just need to have the basic knowledge of this CMS.
#4. How to Find the Right WordPress Plugin
When it comes to the plugin’s selection, most of the WordPress users get confused. While searching for a plugin, you should always look for its compatibility, the number of positive reviews, ratings etc.
For every plugin, you can easily find the details which can help you determine its worth. You can also check it by installing it on any other server if you have.
If don’t then you can use the local server.
#5. How Many Plugins Are Necessary
This question has no answer because you can use as many plugins as you want till those are properly coded.
It’s not about the number of plugins, it’s about poorly-coded and well-coded plugins. One poorly-coded plugin can put the load as same as the 15 plugins.
You just need to find the right plugins which don’t put any kind of impact on your website’s speed and the design.
#6. Are Free Themes Good For a Professional Website
WordPress directory consists many free themes and many people are using those. But there a few disadvantages of such themes.
Once you install a free theme, it’s up to you. You wouldn’t get any kind of support, if something goes wrong with the design, you can’t have any professional help.
And free themes don’t have the elegant designs a professional website requires.
#7. How Much Money is Required to Start a WordPress Blog
This is one of the commonly asked questions as people are always worried about the finances. Well, having a WordPress blog is easy and affordable.
It depends on your budget. Some people go for a small budget below $100 whereas others go for $1000. People have different choices.
If you want a custom design then you have to spend a more than $300 but if you use a free theme a basic web hosting plan then it wouldn’t cost more than $100.
#8. How to move their blog from any other platform to WordPress
People are using different platforms and after knowing about the benefits of WordPress, everyone asks for a guide for blog migration.
There are many other platforms like Squarespace, Blogger, Wix, LiveJournal, and WordPress.com
- WordPress.com to WordPress.org
- Blogger to WordPress
- Squarespace to WordPress
- Wix to WordPress
- LiveJournal to WordPress
#9. How to Choose a WordPress Theme
Just like WordPress plugins, you should know the best way to select a better theme.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re using a free or a paid theme. You should know what’s the size of the theme, what’s the responsiveness, is it good enough for your website?
You should know the coding standard of the theme. It’s important to know whether the theme is SEO-friendly or not.
#10. How to Backup a WordPress Website
It’s always recommended to keep the regular backups offline so that in case, your website gets broken or hacked, you can restore it again.
Most of the people are dependent on their web hosting companies. But taking a step further is always required.
You should know how to do it manually and use a plugin. The website and the database. There are different ways to backup your WordPress database.
- How to backup your WordPress Website Manually
- Backup and Restore Your Website Using UpdraftPlus Plugin
#11. How to install the Google Analytics
After installing WordPress, this is one of the commonly asked questions. People require analyzing the growth of their website.
They need to know what’s the proper way to install Google Analytics. Many people complain about failing in this integration.
#12. How to Secure a WordPress Website
The website security is a major concern because people see many websites get hacked every year. It’s important to know how to add multiple security layers.
You should always have a security plugin activated, never keep the default username, keep a strong password etc.
#13. How to Add a Website in Google Search Console
To make Google know about your website, you have to add it in its search console. Most of the people keep asking what’s the best way to do this.
Google provides different procedures, you can add a “meta” tag in the header, add a Script in the Yoast Plugin or download an HTML file and upload it to your website’s server.
#14. What’s a Robots.txt File
In my starting days, this was one of the commonly asked questions because people were actively using this file.
It’s a simple text file which handles the crawling of your website. It tells the Google bots which files and folders of your website should be crawled.
If you don’t have enough knowledge about this file, it can cause some errors which wouldn’t be good for the SEO.
#15. How to add custom code in WordPress
You may have found many codes which require copy and pasting. But many people do the mistakes and break their website.
It’s important to know the proper way to add such codes. For a non-techie person, it can be proved as the fatal because the whole website can be broken with a wrong code.
Are Your Questions Not Included in This Commonly Asked Questions’ List
WordPress is a vast platform and people come up with new questions every day. It’s hard to mention all the problems.
It may be the common WordPress errors and their solutions or something related to making money. It varies person to person.
Are your questions answers in these commonly asked questions? Is there something else you want to ask? Feel free to clear your doubts.