6. ADD EXTRA SECURITY FEATURES
WordPress is very serious about security and offers tons of external solutions to help you harden the security of your WordPress site.
While no system is 100 percent secure, WordPress constantly updates its software with security patches, as well as provides a number of plugins to help with things like backups, 2FA, and more.
Some hosting providers, like WP Engine, come with real threat detection, managed patching and updates, and internal security audits for their customers.
7. MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
Looking to monetize with WordPress? You might consider building a membership program into your WordPress website to help you get recurring payments. It’s super simple to do and WordPress offers a number of plugins to help you accomplish this.
WooCommerce Memberships, MemberPress, Paid Memberships Pro, and WP-Members: Membership Framework are just some of the plugins you can use to add membership subscriptions to your site. Some are good for selling single subscriptions and others have the capacity to have complicated membership levels. Most offer tons of easy integrations and many payment gateways that work with Paypal, Stripe, and more.
8. PLAY GAMES
We all need a break at times. There are plenty of ways to distract yourself from work, but you can add WordPress gaming plugins to the list. Tetris? Yes please! Super Mario Bros? You got it!
If you have a mini game on your site, your traffic, user retention, and social interaction could increase tremendously. Just make sure it doesn’t affect the site performance or drive away from your brand (it’s probably better to put games on a personal site, blog, or use internally).
9. ENHANCE PERFORMANCE
No, you shouldn’t just create your site and leave it as is. There’s a multitude of things you can do to improve how fast your site loads and how well it performs. Optimizing images, running speed tests and choosing lightweight themes are just some of many things you can do to customize and optimize your site performance on WordPress.
Check out the WordPress speed test tool to see exactly how fast your site is running, along with actionable insights on how to improve the speed of your site.
10. USE WORDPRESS AS A FRAMEWORK
When you didn’t think the CMS could do anymore, WordPress also serves as a full framework for developing web applications on virtually any platform or device, thanks to the WP REST API.
If you need an app up and running quick, WordPress is your best bet because you will already have a head start instead of starting from scratch. Some of the features that make WordPress optimal for building web app are database URL mapping, theming, a great user management module, and easy to use admin panel, allows you to manage and upload media, and more.