WordPress maintenance checklist

  • [Daily] - Check if your website is loading and live. Use Pingdom to automate checking

  • [Daily] - Check if your website is NOT loading slow. Test with gtmetrix.com

  • [Weekly] - Check for broken links. Use Rank Math SEO to find 404 and broken links automatically.

  • [Weekly] - Upgrade WordPress plugins and Themes. Automate this process if possible.

  • [Weekly] - Daily backup of your WordPress website. Use WP Reset or All-in-one Backup.

  • [Weekly] - Optimize Database Tables. Use WP Rocket (https://www.trafficsalad.org/wprocket-review/) to automate this and schedule.

  • [Weekly] - Check image size optimization.

  • [Weekly] - Spam comment cleanup

  • [One-time] - Disable Pingbacks

  • [One-time] - Choose a secure WordPress password and email

  • [One-time] - Increase memory limit to at least 128MB via wp-config.php

  • [One-time] - Remove non-active users and administrators

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