A WordPress website can power content and product delivery for all kinds of businesses and individuals
Slow loading times
Nothing infuriates web users more than a slow website loading, which is why Google is incorporating loading times into their search algorithms now.
The white screen of death
Every WordPress user has experienced this. It can happen for any number of reasons as simple as leaving extra space at the end of a configuration file
Gateway of Database connection errors
At least, in this case, your visitors get something when they come to your website. But you still look silly and you cost yourself traffic.
The “Just another WordPress” Tagline
This is the default tagline that’s loaded in your WordPress. If you don’t change it or have a theme that overrides it this will be visible in your header and possible even your homepage search results.
Site De-indexed because you set it to “private”
If you use WordPress as a CMS, you might launch a blog after launching your main web site. In doing this you might think its a good idea to take advantage of WordPress options to make your private which will keep search engines away such as Google Don’t
Running an old version of WordPress
The incredible group of developers who work on WordPress are constantly working to make it better in performance, usability and security.
Keeping deactivated plugins
One of the most common ways that hackers infiltrate WordPress is through “back doors” in plugins. This is why using discretion when installing plugins in the first place is so important and why inactive plugins should be deleted.
Keeping a messy admin section
The best wp-admin sections are neatly kempt up to date and uncluttered.
Post that spans the entire front page
WordPress has a very simple built-in way to keep your main blog page looking neat and organized: the “Read More” button
Your sidebar shows below your content
Sidebar widgets make it super simple to customize your sidebar. The flip size is that it can be easy to make a mistake, such as one extraneous <div> or </div> that makes part of all your sidebar seemingly disappears
Phantom homepage gobbledygook
Sometimes when you activate (or change) the settings of a plugin it can have unintended consequences.
The dreaded /WordPress blog subdirectory
If you are installing WordPress to power a blog attached to your website, installing it in a subdirectory like yoursite.com/blog is prefectly acceptable.
index.php in your urls
Speaking of being installed incorrectly that is exactly what happens. if you see a URL like yoursite.com/index.php/hello-world and do you know this is a silly mastake.
Local and/or visible backups
What’s worse than looking silly? looking silly while severely compromising your security.
Visible server information
Speaking of hackers who we’ve already spoken about a lot and with good reason. You’re giving them an easy starting point for their nefarious activities if you’re providing detailed PHP info of the version of WordPress you are running