Tips on Improving a Word Press Site For a WordPress user the user needs to always try to keep the dashboard clean by keeping the WordPress core up to date automatically or do a manual update, publishing or deleting the trackbacks and comments, uninstalling unused or old themes and updating the plugins when there is an update available. If the user has a theme or custom plugins they need to let the developer know early enough so that they can create new plugins and creates child themes instead of altering the code of the original extension and even though it is technical it is worth the price over an extended period of time. WordPress sites are oftenly hacked because once the hackers get access to the site they can make a mess that might take them a day or more to fix but there are some ways to make sure that the WordPress site is secure. One way to make sure that the site is secure is by having an automatic backup of the site happening frequently and there are plugins that offer this service or the person can use the feature provided by their host service and even though it will not help security it will aid to have a restore point if the website is hacked. The WordPress user needs to avoid using the admin user section to create content or to create a new admin user and squash the default one and they should also create a strong password that has mixed character, cases, numbers and even symbols. If the hosting company did not provide security tools then the user can try security plugins that are available all over the internet and they have to remove old installations of the WordPress of the hosting account because old WordPress installations are susceptible to hacking. It is good to note that a one second delay in loading the site will lead to a seven percent decrease in conversions which means that the faster the site the more money the site will make and a reduction in speed will result to lower speeds and lower incomes. The user has to pick a great host that has a fast loading site but for clients that use the WordPress engine frequently get load times in the 1-2 second range and there is a plugin that will help the user to check the speed of the site and a general rule is that a delay of less than two seconds is awesome, 5-7 seconds is acceptable and more than 7 seconds is something worth considering. Huge images kill the speed of the site and the user needs to optimize images before they upload them to the website and there are even plugins that pick up issues on particular pages and some that destroy the bulky images and there is even a caching plugin that aids will aid is the host service does not have caching.