Keep It Up-to-Date
WordPress updates its core software quite frequently and it’s important to keep your WordPress software up-to-date. For many, it is a simple “Click here to perform the update” option on the WordPress Dashboard. When you upgrade WordPress not only will you be taking advantage of new enhancements and features, but WordPress coders are always working to create a faster application platform and that means better post/page load times and overall better performance.
Add Plug-ins Selectively
Always use caution when adding new WordPress Plugins to your WordPress blog. Do some due-diligence and check the reviews others have provided. Generally speaking, I don’t TOUCH a plugin unless it has at least ten (10) reviews and the rating is 4 stars or greater.
Be Aware of Poorly Written Plugins
Sometimes, but not always, the plugins you have installed for WordPress may not work properly after an upgrade. Poorly written plugins, or plugins that are no longer supported by their creators, are usually the type of plugins you have trouble with. Poorly written or unstable plugins can destroy your WordPress blog.
WordPress Isn’t Working Correctly
When something isn’t working right in WordPresss the first thing you’ll want to check is that your core WordPress software is up-to-date. Then make sure the plugins you’re using area all current.