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Website Launch Checklist

  • Make sure MU plugin ‘Disallow Indexing’ is not present
  • Create and install SSL certificate *additional; not required*
  • SSL – Really Simple SSL plugin for WordPress *additional; not required*
  • Add / retain Matomo / GA
  • Export and retain forms data; set form notification recipient
  • Install Wordfence security plugin
  • Install UpdraftPlus backup plugin; set to backup weekly, two backups saved, make initial backup
  • Install The SEO Framework plugin (or use existing client SEO plugin); configure home page title and description
  • Submit Sitemap to Google, Bing, and Yandex
  • Install Cache Enabler plugin; settings: Cached pages expire after 4 hours; all actions Clear cache; consider turning off cache on floor plans pages (or any pages that retrieve API data: Instagram, etc)
  • Install Redirection plugin & configure redirections
  • Install Post SMTP; configure; test form notification
  • Install MainWP child plugin
  • Add site to MainWP
  • Add WordPress users
  • Add maintenance.php to directory app/ (wp-content)
  • Add humans.txt file
  • Add site to Excel spreadsheet; note if hosted by Resource; note if SSL maintained by Resource
  • Notify team of launch
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