The process of maintaining and checking the functionality of your wordpress website is mainly concerned with proving your users a good experience.
Although it seems simple enough, many of the little details have been overlooked in the past, so to avoid people leaving your site and never returning again, all of the items mentioned in this guide should be reviewed.
Browser & Device Compatibility
The ability for your wordpress website to adapt and suit to any browser and device should be regarded as an important aspect of your website.
Hence, you should be checking the compatibility of your website with different devices and browsers, either automatically, using a site such as browerstrack.com, or manually, by hopping onto various devices and viewing your website yourself.
Test Your Forms
The forms you install through WordPress plugins are typically updated on a regular basis.
Considering this, it is a good idea that every now and then you test your forms to ensure they are working the way they should be.
Nothing frustrates website users more than incorrect or faulty navigation on a website.
It is helpful to check every single link on your website, whilst also testing the mobile responsive navigation of your website in order to make sure it is all functioning correctly.
Measure Page Speed
Faster page loading speeds are ranked significantly higher in Google’s eyes, as they share the similar goal of maximising viewer satisfaction in their search results.
By visiting the ‘Google PageSpeed Insights’ every once in a while, you can monitor your page speed results. A few things that can improve your page loading speed include:
- using a well coded theme for your wordpress website,
- ensuring your hosting company supports a content delivery network,
- optimising any images on your wordpress website,
- and compare the page load speeds to the before and after of downloading and installing any wordpress plugins onto your website.