WordPress Prelaunch Checklist
Check each page for spelling and typographical errors
SEO Page Titles and Meta descriptions set for each website page
Set featured image and alt tags for blog post
Setup and Install Google Analytics
Protect your site with a security plugin or web application firewall such as Cloudflare
Setup backups of your website with a plugin or through your hosting service
Update site title + tagline
Update your website favicon
Change date and time zone setting
Update user profile info
Update profile Gravatar to your own
Change the default “Admin” username
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Update permalink structure to “post name”
Update comment + discussion settings
Rename the default “uncategorized” category
Check that all images are showing up properly
Confirm all website forms are working and submissions are being received
Confirm all email opt-in are working properly
Check for broken links
Create XML Sitemap
Create a custom 404 error page
Remove the “Hello World” sample post
Remove the “Sample Page”
Check website in Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox
Test mobile responsiveness
All Done! You’re now ready to launch your new website.
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