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WordPress Prelaunch Checklist

Web Design

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Check each page for spelling and typographical errors

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SEO Page Titles and Meta descriptions set for each website page

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Set featured image and alt tags for blog post

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Setup and Install Google Analytics

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Protect your site with a security plugin or web application firewall such as Cloudflare

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Setup backups of your website with a plugin or through your hosting service

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Update site title + tagline

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Update your website favicon

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Change date and time zone setting

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Update user profile info

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Update profile Gravatar to your own

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Change the default “Admin” username

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Update permalink structure to “post name”

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Update comment + discussion settings

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Rename the default “uncategorized” category

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Check that all images are showing up properly

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Confirm all website forms are working and submissions are being received

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Confirm all email opt-in are working properly

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Check for broken links

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Create XML Sitemap

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Create a custom 404 error page

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Remove the “Hello World” sample post

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Remove the “Sample Page”

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Check website in Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox

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Test mobile responsiveness

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All Done! You’re now ready to launch your new website.

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