WP Blueprint Cheatsheet

Decades of website building experience in

1. start with a solid foundation to build on

  • Buy a domain
  • Find a suitable host and change your domain nameservers (DNS) to your new host
  • Install WordPress

2. Customize your design using elementor and a free theme

  • Install the OceanWP parent theme
  • Use a blank child theme to protect your changes
  • Use the theme customizer to design your website
    Or
    Use Elementor Pro to drag and drop from scratch

3. Add features using high quality plugins

(that are regularly updated and maintained)

  • Autoptimize
  • Central Color Palette
  • Duplicator
  • Elementor (+Pro, optional)
  • Ocean Extras
  • Regenerate Thumbnails
  • Replace Media
  • SVG Support
  • SEO Framework
  • WordFence

4. Add content and optimize for being found on search engines

  • Configure SEO options
  • Add pages based on your content
  • Add posts + categories
  • Use content upgrades to build your mailing list

5. keep it secure and maintained

  • Regularly update WP Core, Plugins, & Themes
  • Make regular backups with Duplicator
  • Use a staging site to make changes and when upgrading
need a hand?

Follow along step by step with me as I show you how to create your own easy-to-update website with my upcoming course.‚Äč

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