Website Launch Checklist: How We Do It

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pre-launch Tasks

Chapter 2: Launch Tasks

Chapter 3: Post-Launch Tasks

Chapter 1: Pre-Launch Tasks

  • Save the Photoshop file in the directory for the active project.
  • https://www.xml-sitemaps.com
  • Save files in the directory for the active project.
  • The main item needed is the Google Web Property ID which looks
    something like this: UA-12345678-1
  • If the client already has a Google/Gmail account set up for their business
    use that account for Analytics.
  • If the client has no Google account, create one for them, set up Google
    Analytics, and give the client the credentials for the account. Please add
    the account login information to LastPass as well for future reference.
  • All In One WP Security & Firewall – https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-
    one-wp-security-and-firewall/
  • WP Mail SMTP – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/
  • Public website record(s)
  • 1 Record edits/additions for SMTP2GO
  • Check to make sure site is still functioning properly after doing this.

Chapter 2: Launch Tasks

  • https://hostsfileeditor.codeplex.com/

TASKS: WORDPRESS SITE LAUNCH

  • HTTPS Rewrite Rule
				
					# BEGIN Website HTTPS Redirect
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.WEBSITEADDRESSHERE.COM/$1 [R,L]
</IfModule>
# END Website HTTPS Redirect
o User Enumeration Security Rule
# BEGIN User Enumeration Security Fix
&lt;IfModule mod_rewrite.c&gt;
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wp-admin [NC]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^author=d+ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^author={num
RewriteRule ^ - [L,R=403]
&lt;/IfModule&gt;
# END User Enumeration Security Fix
				
			
  • User Enumeration Security Rule
				
					# BEGIN User Enumeration Security Fix
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wp-admin [NC]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^author=d+ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^author={num
RewriteRule ^ - [L,R=403]
</IfModule>
# END User Enumeration Security Fix
				
			

Chapter 3: Post-launch Tasks

  • If you use the Chrome you can use the Google Tag Assistant to check the
    script. https://support.google.com/tagassistant/answer/2947093?hl=en
  • Sample site map address: www.website.com/sitemap_index.xml

TASKS: WORDPRESS SITE LAUNCH

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