6 Things To Do After Restoring Your WordPress Website

Things to do After Restoring a WordPress Website

I don’t need to tell you that people are getting shattered because millions of websites get hacked every year. People take help and clear their website. But there are many things to do after restoring your WordPress website.

You can use the backup of your website to make it live again. But what after that? How will you make it work again?

There are many WordPress settings which should be done to run your website again. It’s always recommended to backup your WordPress website.

You should also know the different ways to backup your WordPress database so that both the backups can be used to restore your website properly.

In this article, you will learn the things to do after restoring your WordPress website.

WordPress Settings Required to Run Your Website

When you restore your website whether to a new web hosting or on the same web hosting with the different database, you would need to connect it to the rest of the data.

Let me start mentioning the things you should know about.

#1. Update the Database’s Credentials

If your website was hacked then you may need to create a new database to import the database backup.

Once you do that, your website will show “Error establishing a database connection”. It’s because your old database doesn’t match with the new credentials.

To fix this, you have to edit the wp-config.php file. The database name, database password, host name etc.

This is the file responsible for making the database connection of your website’s data.

#2. Reinstall the WordPress Plugins

If you haven’t found the vulnerability then you should delete all the plugins and install them again.

It’s because maybe the hackers have injected any malicious code in any of the plugins’ coding files. Maybe they have found a back door.

To get rid of that, reinstall all the plugins and test each plugin on the localhost. If everything works fine, it’s good for you.

#3. Keep Your WordPress Website Updated

It’s not a new thing to any of you. It’s always recommended to keep the WordPress core updated.

You should never use the outdated plugins and WordPress themes. Many people ignore this sensitive concept and face a fatal.

You have just restored your website so it’s important to fix everything which even has even 1% chance of having a vulnerability.

Many WordPress users enable automatic updates for plugins and themes. But if you use it every day then the manual update is always the best.

#4. Harden the Security

No doubt that this is one of the things to do after restoring your WordPress website. You should read this WordPress security guide.

I have met many people who don’t even change the default username. There are many steps which should be taken just after installing WordPress.

You should hire someone who can take care of the technical stuff of your website. There are many virtual assistants these days.

You can easily get someone who can help you run your website properly.

#5. Check the Broken Image Links

In some cases, the image links show broken when you move your blog from one web hosting to another or you can directly say restoring it.

If you find any then fix it as soon as possible. Your readers wouldn’t like to see only the Alt Text of the images. This happens rarely still you should check it once.

#6. Do The SEO Settings Again

You have reinstalled all the plugins including an SEO plugin. So it’s obvious that you would require doing the settings.

You can go through this step by step guide to install and setup Yoast SEO WordPress plugin. This is one of the best SEO plugins right now.

Don’t forget to check the permalinks. If you have set the pretty or custom permalinks then do it again.

I Hope the Things to do After Restoring Your WordPress Website aren’t So Hard

It’s not necessary that you restore the backup after clearing your website from the hack. It maybe the simple migration to a new place.

The database credentials are the most important part to focus on. It’s because without updating those, you can’t make your website live.

And if your website was hacked then you should definitely look for the better website security tips.

I hope these things to do after restoring your WordPress website aren’t so difficult? If you have any doubt, feel free to comment.

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by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, theme development, design issues and what not.

2 comments

  1. Hi Ravi,

    Great blog restoration tips here. Having a backup of the blog is always an important factor. It helps to avoid the everyday crying, pains and tribulations. It hurts so badly to have your website or blog hacked.

    As someone whose blog has been restored. The tips outlined and explained here can help the blogger get back, in track stronger and better. Thanks for sharing, Ravi.

    – Prince.

  2. Hi Ravi,

    Nice Informative Post!

    Yes, it’s essential to know the ways to backup wordpress website as well as wordpress database to restore our website properly.

    You explained all the 6 steps very clearly. Follwoing your tips one can easily restore his/her website properly.

    I will tweet your post.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.

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