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WordPress Launch Checklist

Simple checklist for launching a WordPress Site. 


  • Run 404 checker
  • Check 404 page make sure its custom and works
  • Optimize site speed check with google page speed https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/
  • Click interior pages check responsiveness, look in console for errors.
  • Make sure menu does not open behind slider/images
  • Analytics installed
  • Uncheck “discourage bots”
  • Make sure word fence is installed
  • Verify styles on test page (included with all our sites)
  • Social media share icons are working properly. disappear/appear respond correctly
  • Favicon
  • Website pages are compatible across browsers (IE 7 8, 9 and 10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari). Website pages are compatible across devices (Android, iPhone, tablets).
  • Forms work with correct “Thank You” message
  • Make sure contact forms are delivering to correct email
  • WordPress version/plugins updated
  • Delete any test users/posts/themes/unused plugins
  • Make sure the search bar works
  • Make sure the 404 page is appropriate and works
  • Make sure links open in a new window
  • Teams (attorneys, clients, staff, blah blah) should all be done using a custom post type
  • Check source code for commented out html 
  • Make sure sitemap is generated