Creating a new website is exciting. Installing WordPress, choosing your theme, activating plugins and creating your first posts is guaranteed to give you a burst of energy.
It’s an undeniable fact that a high proportion of sites and blogs don’t last very long after this first burst of energy. But you don’t want yours to be one of those.
You need to find ways to keep on top of your site, to manage it and ensure that it never goes stale, is never hacked and never crashes.
In this post, I’ll take you through some of the tasks you need to carry out regularly in order to manage your WordPress site and ensure it works well for as long as you want (or need) it to. And I’ll show you some WPMU DEV plugins that can help you with those tasks.
An Overview of Site Management
Let’s start by taking a quick look at what site management involves. I think of site management as everything that you do to maintain your site, help it find an audience and ensure it performs as well as it possibly can. In fact, everything except content creation.