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.

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Mario Seijo

Creative Director - focused on helping underserved entrepreneurs launch and optimize their websites.