10 Ways To Automate WordPress Tasks On Your Site
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When your website is up and running – many things are done to create content creation, maintenance, security checks, malware cleanup, backups, comments moderation and more. The good thing about it is that you do not need to do it yourself. Tools are available to help automate WordPress work, and you can automate a good part of website management using these tools. Without wasting time, let’s automate Word Press seo functions to protect you in some ways.
- Social Media Auto-Published
Most of the social media postings can be automated. You can organize it so that your social media accounts are updated, and your content is automatically shared on various social media platforms. You can also automate WordPress RSS feeds after formatting for social platforms.
Ideally, automating social media posting should be part of your overall social media strategy. This allows you to take a break from social media without the readers who lose your presence. For more help with automating WordPress social media functions, see our previous post.
A plugin that can help here is to revive the old post plugin. Once setup, it automatically shares both new and old content in your social network accounts.
- Database Optimization
As soon as you add more and more content to your website, the database can begin bloating. An important part of regular website maintenance is to clean up your database regularly. A bloated database slows down your site, while a lean database is more efficient in answering the query.
You can rely on WP Optimize to clean the database as often as you want. You can configure to clear the unnecessary data and to configure it. To make sure that your data is always safe, you can set up a plugin to automatically update backups before optimizing your database.
- Broken Link Examiner
Broken links to your website may seem to be commercial or old for your blog or website. A simple plugin, broken link examiner can scan your website and fix broken links and automatically disappear images.
Moreover, the plugin is easy to setup and configure and can be disabled when needed.
- Schedule positions
Did you know that it is not necessary to log in to your WordPress to publish content. WordPress has built-in features that allow you to publish a post at any given time.
Once you’ve completed a post, click on the View and Edit link published in the post editor. After that, you may verify the date and exact time when the post is to be published. If you want, you can reset the post again. While you can do it for any post, setting a lot of time in the future is not a good idea. You may need to change the schedule according to the relevance of the post at the time of publication.
If this is a plugin you like, then try the free editorial calendar. This allows you to drag and drop your ready-to-published posts into the scheduling format. You will also have an overview of scheduled posts and will be able to manage your posts from your authors and multiple authors, check the status of each post and make them edited quick
Another option is CoSchedule, a premium plugin that not only allows you to schedule publishing posts, but also auto-auto-auto-publish the media.
Backups really sleep at night without worrying about your website. How you back up your site depends on the frequency on which you post your content. Setting up a schedule to back up your site is a good security habit. Not all this, you should keep several copies of back up versions at different locations and test them in a little while.
If you are not on a managed hosting plan, plugins are the best choice for backing up WordPress. Backups can back up your entire WordPress installation, and you can set up a backup schedule to run automatically. You can store backups in a safe off-site location and restore them when necessary.
If you prefer a free plugin, then upraft plus is a good option. Our Post Series Beginners Guide for WordPress includes a detailed post on how to back up your WordPress website.
- Stop spam
Spam can be a drag on your SERP. Although spammers are a fixed lot, they will always look for ways to get to your site. This is why WordPress has pre-installed its powerful accemic anti-spam plugin in every WordPress download.
After installing WordPress, you will need to activate the plugin and get the API key. After that, the plugin regularly checks for comments in comments and contact form submissions.
But if you are not a fan of Akismat, then you should know that there are other plugin options to prevent WordPress spam that can deal with logging efforts, subscriptions, registrations, bookings and more.
A good part of our time goes into writing mail to our team members and colleagues. You should try Slack, an online productivity tool that helps streamline communication between your online communities, organizations, groups and media accounts from one place.
Making it easier for WordPress users are Slakabot-like plugins that work as a channel between your WordPress and Slack accounts. In addition, you can set up custom notifications in the slack to publish different WordPress programs such as updates, user registrations or posts.
Slack works fine with social media platforms like Twitter and Drillb along with apps that track website performance or uptime. We have posted a post on integrating WordPress with Slack, so that you can read more about it.
It is important to update your WordPress for both WordPress website and display. WordPress releases regular updates and they appear as notifications on your dashboard. When you choose to automate WordPress updates, they are given great attention in the background so that you can save productive time.
By default, minor updates are automatically for WordPress, although this is not in the case of major updates. When it comes to themes and plugins, default updates are disabled by default. It is possible to tweak the options or use a bit of code to turn on or off automatic updates of core, themes and plugins. Our Quick Guide to updating WordPress can help with it.
You can also turn on automatic updates using the Easy Update Manager – all together or selectively. This plugin overrides all updated related settings. This allows you to manage WordPress Corps, themes and plugins, development updates, translation updates, as well as all updates to some third party plugins.
When it comes to theme themes or premium themes or plugins from CodeCanyon, then the Envato Market Plugin can help to automate updates along with WordPress installation. We have covered this deeply in our Anvato Market Plugin Guide.
- Content Creation
It seems incredible that it is not that you can create content on autopilot. While in many cases it is not really a good idea, it can prevent the creation of content for some sites which are mostly present for reducing content from most sources. WP RSS aggregators such as autoblogging plugins can help you gather content and automatically publish it.
For example, you can subscribe to some RSS feeds of YouTube channels and offer curated content to your site to customers.
- Compress images
All those bright images on your site – they need to be compressed before uploading them to your Media Library. Byte huge image files can slow down your website. Plugins such as the Small Pixel Image Optimizer and the EWW Image Optimizer allow you to compress images automatically when uploading to the Media Library. They can currently compress the images present in your WordPress
If your site is heavy on images, then these plug-ins may prove to be real time saver. If you want, you can refer to our detailed guide on image optimization to learn more.