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Web Site Design and Launch Checklist

Setup

  • Turn off comments and trackbacks
  • Install SEO Plugin (Yoast SEO)
  • Configure SEO plugin for most relevant search terms
  • Install Google XML sitemaps plugin and generate sitemap
  • Turn on SEO friendly permalinks
  • Create and check favicon image
  • Set site time to local time
  • Install .html on pages Plugin
  • Install Gravity Forms and test using your email
  • Install Wordfence using key: a746d616496256d41d95329c1e9203074f3d4ca39a69da81bb260b92af52c5d741b041d92ea7907aa3362f0c5e0f7f36ffa461764bcdb322f26a11f8ca3f7829
  • Turn off any coming soon pages
  • Change email in Gravity Forms to correct email is used for sending form contents

Design

  • Mimimize areas of white space
  • Make sure that there are logos for mobile and tablet versions of the web site
  • Add Gravity form to contact page
  • Add a Google Map of the business location to the contact page

Launch

  • Re- generate xml sitemap
  • Submit xml sitemap to Google Webmaster tools
  • Set up 301 redirects from old site pages to appropriate new site pages
  • Add and test stats/analytics code
  • Remove all unnecessary themes and plugins
  • Turn off any coming soon pages
  • Turn off any coming soon pages
  • Take full backup of site
  • Add and test any social media devices or feeds
  • Add to https://www.changedetection.com/
  • Add define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true);to wp-config to stop editing.

    Add
    add_filter( 'allow_dev_auto_core_updates', '__return_true' ); // Enable development updates
    add_filter( 'allow_minor_auto_core_updates', '__return_true' ); // Enable minor updates
    add_filter( 'allow_major_auto_core_updates', '__return_true' ); // Enable major updates
    add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );

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