congratulations on finishing this wordpress tutorial series you now know everything you need to create a beautiful and functional website but it doesn't end here let me tell you five things you should keep in mind as you go forward first as I've mentioned before remember to add fresh new content on a regular basis that's how you get customers to keep coming back to see what's new which gives them a chance to share your posts and pages with their friends and bring you new customers second you must think about marketing which is all about getting the message out to prospective customers a beautiful website doesn't help you reach your goals if no one visits it so start by including your web address on all marketing and communications materials one of the best ways to get people to find your site is through search engine optimization as we've discussed throughout this video series I've mentioned a few ways to help search engines list your site more prominently and that's a great start but SEO is a marvelously complex science that would require an entire video series to fully explain so I strongly recommend that you look into Bluehost coms SEO services these experts know exactly what to do to help you get the results you want and make your website a profitable success third is social media with all the sites out there like Facebook Twitter and others you have a chance to get your fans to do your advertising for you and a thumbs up from a prospective customers friend can be a lot more persuasive than blasting them with traditional advertising so if you don't have accounts already set up on the most popular social media platforms be sure to keep them fresh with interesting new content on a regular basis and make it casual and personal finally provide links from your website to your social media outlets many themes provide specialized functionality in the theme options screen under the appearance menu if not there are plugins out there for social media just do a search for plugins and find one you like fourth keep a regular backup of your website to protect you in case you accidentally delete data or if hackers break in so you don't have to set up everything all over again if you host your site at Bluehost com you can sign up for pro backup which automatically creates periodic backups for you or at least keep your own backups by exporting your wordpress data from the tools menu on the admin toolbar click export select all content or whichever contents you want to backup and download the export file if you accidentally delete important data or if your site gets hacked you can upload your latest backup file click import then click WordPress and install and activate the importer if you haven't already done so browse to the backup file on your computer and click upload file and import there you go good as new well good as your last backup finally security is a crucial concern in this day and age Bluehost server's always apply the latest security measures to protect you but you'll want to protect yourself by keeping your passwords private and updating versions of WordPress and plugins whenever they get released if a new WordPress version becomes available you'll see an announcement on the dashboard when you log in if any plug-in updates become available then a number appears next to your plugins link that shows how many updates are available click plugins then click the update link below those plugins thank you for watching this WordPress tutorial series we will be doing a lot more educational and other types of videos on our channel so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out and now I have a new blog post to write so I'll see you around you .
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