WordPress is used by over 16 million websites, with 17 new blog posts published every second. WordPress is by far one of the most popular blog and website management systems in the world. Companies rely on WordPress to connect with the public, but many minor issues can deter from that connection. Luckily, we have some easy solutions for you!

1. Pages loading slowly: There can be several factors at play that could slow down your website speed. First, make sure your web hosting service is up and running. After checking that the web hosting service is not the problem, look at the categories you are using. Listing multiple categories can benefit you, but too many can affect the time it takes for a page to load. To accelerate the loading time, reduce the number of categories you use.

2. Open Source Risk: WordPress is an Open Source CMS that brings code engineers together, but also attracts others who are looking to corrupt the code on individual pages and hijack personal information. To prevent this, install the newest patches and fixes every time there’s an update.

3. Theme Edits Disappear: When you spend a lot of time customizing your theme, it’s in your best interest to save that work. Sometimes, your changes just don’t stick. Below are a few tips to make sure it doesn’t happen again:

  • Always keep an update log where you can record the time, date and code for any changes you have made. This way, you won’t have to start from scratch.
  • Install Jetpack, activate Custom CSS, and make edits through Appearance>Edit CSS. It’s always a good idea to install Jetpack when you first build a website as people who want to control the appearance and function of their website would benefit from numerous plugins it offers.

4. WordPress Changes via “Editor” Aren’t Showing Changes: Sometimes when you make changes through Appearance>Editor, but the changes aren’t permanent, you may have troubles with your server permission settings. Permission settings control who can access individual files to read, write, or execute commands, and unauthorized access attempts generate an error message, leading to the blocking of updates. If you had a professional set up your website, you may want to contact them to ask if server permissions was the cause of the problem. Sometimes, it’s as easy as clearing your browser cache.

5. Encountering Server-Side Cache Problems: To prevent caching problems, you may want to install a cache plugin. Choices include W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache. If the problem persists, it may be a server-side problem that your service provider can fix. Before giving them a call, first try to empty you /temp directory.