New Website Checklist

We perform the following list of checks on all websites before they go live. 

Table of Contents

General

  • DNS records updated
    • A record for root if applicable
    • CNAME for www if applicable
    • MX for mail
  • SSL Cert added
  • Private mode or coming system soon deactivated
  • Privacy Policy and Terms of Service pages public and linked

User Interface & User Experience

  • Buttons and links on mobile are not too close
  • No pages too slow

Functinoality

  • Forms have been tested
  • Form fill emails are going to the right person

SEO

  • robots.txt file created and setup for site needs
  • xml sitemap created and linked
  • human sitemap created and linked
  • all primary pages have their meta title and meta description set
  • image have been compressed
  • images have alt tags

WordPress Specific

  • Default page set to homepage
  • No demo content (pages, posts, menus)
  • Comments disabled
  • Date Format and Timezone set
  • Permalinks set and saved
  • Author gravatar set if post feature used
  • Make sure cron is working as expected