Website Launch Checklist with Elementor
Launching a new website is an exciting event but at the same time, it is stressful to the ones in-charge of it, making sure all the small details are covered for a successful launch.
This is where you should be using this website launch checklist for Elementor – using it, you can be confident that you’ve ticked all the boxes and your site is ready for primetime.
Getting ready to launch a new WordPress site? Congratulations — that’s awesome!
Launching a website is always an exciting time. You’ve put in all the hard work – now you get to show it off to the world and start receiving visitors.
However, it can also be a stressful time. How do you know that you haven’t forgotten some important WordPress setting or task that might cause problems down the line?
With this website launch checklist, you can be confident that you’ve ticked all the boxes and your site is ready for primetime.
From setting permalinks and time zones to configuring your backup policy, this 25-point checklist has everything you need to be prepared for your website launch.
Why Having a Website Launch Checklist is Essential?
In my ten years as a freelancer before joining Elementor, I learned that there are a series of common tasks that you need to perform to get every website ready to launch. Basically, the “best practices” that every website needs to follow.
Whether you’re building your first WordPress website or your five hundredth site, remembering all of these tasks can be a chore, which is where a checklist comes in handy.
Instead of trying to remember everything that you need to do, all you need to do is go through the checklist and you can feel confident that your site is ready to launch.
Website Launch Checklist (25 Things)
1) Set Up Your Homepage
2) Delete Dummy Content (e.g. “Hello World!”)
3) Deactivate and Delete Unused Plugins
4) Set Your Permalinks
5) Double Check Your Admin Email Address
6) Set Your Time Zone
7) Make Sure You’re Allowing Search Engine Indexing
8) Turn off Comments (Unless You Really Need Them)
9) Remove the “Just Another WordPress Site” Tagline
10) Set Your Site Icon/Favicon
11) Create/Test Your Forms
12) Create a Custom 404 Page
13) Set up 301 Redirects if Needed
14) Activate SSL Certificate and Enable HTTPS
15) Make Sure All Links Work Correctly (+ Use Relative URLs)
16) Set SEO Titles and Meta Descriptions
17) Set up Web Analytics
18) Submit Your Site’s XML Sitemap to Search Engines
19) Set up an Email Sending Service
21) Optimize Your Site’s Performance
22) Put a Backup Policy in Place
23) Secure Your Site
24) Activate Plugin/Theme Licenses for Automatic Updates
25) Test, Test, Test (and then Test Again)
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