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Finding And Fixing Bugs In Your WordPress

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Finding And Fixing Bugs In Your WordPress

There are many different things that you can do to fix the “bugs” in your WordPress blog/site. The reference to “bugs” here is all the pesky little things that are keeping your site from being the best that it can be.

We have put together a list of resources that you can use to check to see where you can make improvements to your WordPress blog/site.

Improving Your WordPress Blog

  1. Validate MarkUp Languages
  2. Validate CSS
  3. Check For Broken Links
  4. Mobile Checker
  5. Feed Validation
  6. Site Load Time
  7. Useful WordPress Plugins
  8. WordPress Security Scanning
  9. Other Resources

1) Validate MarkUp Languages

What is a MarkUp language?

You can scan your site to see if there are any HTML, XML, or XHTML errors that need to be fixed. Please note that many themes and websites use HTML5, which means that these website validators will give false positives.

2) Validate CSS

What is CSS?

You can validate your CSS code on your WordPress blog using one of these sites.

The above tools are also good to use on themes you may be interested in purchasing. They will help you know if they are being coded correctly on the frontend of the website.

3) Check For Broken Links

Broken links (on your site or others that you have linked to) can have a direct effect on your SEO.

4) Mobile Checker

With the introduction of tablets and mobile devices into the mainstream, it is even more important that your site be mobile friendly.

5) Feed Validation

Does your RSS feed work?

6) Site Load Time

Use these resources to check your site load time and find out different things that you can do to improve your WordPress blog.

7) WordPress Plugins

Using the following WordPress plugins will help you take steps to improve the performance of your WordPress blog.

8) WordPress Security Scanning

I just wrote about this topic recently, so check out the post.

9) Other Resources

Now of course this post does not include everything that you can do to improve or debug your blog, but I wanted to give you a place to start.