While it may not seem like it, keeping the backend of your site organized is just as important as the front end. An organized backend is one way to optimize the usage of all content. It also creates easy access to your content and makes it easier for anyone on your team to use.
Keep your media library clean
Going through and cleaning out your media library of any pdfs, video files, and images that aren’t being used on your site anymore is one way to start organizing the backend of your site. Having too many photos in your media library, especially old files that are no longer being used, can slow down your site. It also ends up bogging down the media library, making it difficult to find the images or other files that you want to use on your site.
Keep any images that currently remain on the site and any that you may want to hold onto and use to swap with others later on, but remove any photos that you know will no longer be used on the site in the future. Making sure all of your images have alt tags will also help with organization. This will reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the media library before uploading an image to a page or a post.
Hide any pages or posts that are no longer needed
If you have any pages or even blog posts that are no longer needed on your site, it may be a good idea to hide them. It will remove the page or post from the frontend of your site, but keep them in the backend. While this may not necessarily organize your site, you will be able to see what pages or posts are hidden and which ones are still visible to your users.
For example, if your business runs a holiday deal and you have a specific page for that, you wouldn’t want that to be present on the frontend year-round. Hiding the page would allow you to store the page in the backend so you can reuse that page the next season without having to build out another page. Hiding it will label it “hidden,” so you know what to look for whenever you need to access that page again.
Sort through your contact form entries
If you have a contact form on your site, odds are the entries get sent to the backend of your site. Instead of letting all of those entries pile up and flood the backend of your site, consider sorting through them every now and then.
It may even be a good idea to use the entries section of the backend as a guide to determine which entries have already been addressed and which ones are still in progress. Once complete, the entry can be deleted from the backend. Note that you will still have the email submission from when the user first submitted the form; however, this will only remove the entry from your site, allowing for a more organized backend.
Finding simple ways to keep the backend of your site organized is beneficial in the long run. Sorting through the media library, pages section, and the contact form entry area are just three ways to get started.
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