Website pre-launch checklist

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A checklist to make sure all things are ready for your website launch

Website Administration

  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate is active for your domain-name
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) is configured properly
  • Website caching is enabled

Content of Website

  • Spelling check
  • Copy, Text, make sure placeholder text is NOT left visible to public view
  • Image sizes should be optimized for the web
  • Contact details are accurate
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Privacy Policies
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Copyright
  • Check site speed

Functionality of Website

  • Favicon, make sure it shows when bookmarked on mobile devices
  • Responsiveness and Compatibility (mobile-first approach)
  • Logo must link back to the homepage
  • Contact forms are fully functional with re-Captcha spam detection enabled
  • Add social media profile links
  • Links, both internal and external links should work as expected
  • 404 Pages

What’s Next?

Launching a website is the 1st step in a long journey, that is to say, your website is never really done because websites are a work in progress, constantly changing, and adding value with new content.

Author

Mario Seijo

Mario Seijo

Creative director and technology nerd with over 20 years of technical experience. Currently focused on helping entrepreneurs from diverse communities launch and optimize their websites.