Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Getting Started

    • Introduction | Why Optimize WordPress?

    • Intro To The 'Dummy Site'

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - Foundations

    • Housekeeping Tasks

    • WordPress Settings

    • Backing Up Your Site

    • Security Precautions

    • Housekeeping Checklist

    • Force SSL - htaccess code

    • RPC Ping List

    • Force Trailing Slash / - htaccess code

    • Redirect http://www. to https:// in one step - htaccess code

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Essential Plugins for SEO

    • Yoast SEO Plugin | Setup Guide

    • Litespeed Cache Plugin | Setup Guide *NEW*

    • Perfmatters Plugin | Setup Guide

    • EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin | Setup Guide

    • Header Footer Code Manager Plugin | Setup Guide *NEW*

    • Useful Functions to Remove Bloat // Perfmatters Alternative

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Link Optimization

    • WordPress / Theme Links - Anchor Optimization

    • How-To & Why Remove Useless Links

    • Robots.txt Optimization For Better Crawlability

    • NoIndex, NoFollow - When, Where, Why

    • Removing 'Hidden' Links / Crawl Traps

    • Fixing Common WordPress Redirects & Misc Thoughts

    • Fixing WordPress Pagination Issues for Better Crawl Depth Optimization

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Pages & Posts Setup

    • Permalinks - Best Practices

    • Using Different H1 & Page Titles | Better Keyword Targeting

    • How To Hide Posts From Homepage, Category, Blog, Etc

    • How To Build Custom Author Pages Correctly

    • Building Custom Post Archives | Avoiding Pagination

    • Custom Category Archetype | How-to Basics

    • How To Do .301 Redirects The Right Way

    • Breadcrumbs Setup | Custom & Advanced Options

    • How To Use Last Modified Dates Correctly (.. So You Don't Screw Yourself)

    • Setting Up Custom 404 & 410 Pages

  • 6

    Optimizers Club - GeneratePress Child-Theme

    • OC GeneratePress Child Theme

    • GeneratePress Settings