• Document No.

  • Conducted on

  • Website

  • Prepared by

Old website data collection prior to switching over

  • All old web pages to have 301 redirects recorded

  • Google analytics code ie UA-123456 from old site recorded to reuse on new site

Miscellaneous items

  • Favicon created / uploaded

  • Browser compatibility checked on all current browsers with


  • Full backup done?

  • Setup backup to remote storage service eg.AmazonS3 , Dropbox or ithemes My Stash service

General Settings checks

  • Is time zone correct?

  • Are permalinks correct?

If website was built in a subfolder its time to divert web address to main URL

  • Change Site Address (URL) to proper web address (leave WordPress address as is)

  • Copy .htaccess and index.php to root directory

  • Edit index.php file and add subfolder reference eg ('./wp/wp-blog-header.php) ->wp is subfolder wordpress is installed in

  • Rename or delete index.html file

  • Confirm main URL is working correctly

Google analytics and webmaster tools sit-ups

  • *****Update privacy settings**** to allow search engines to index site

  • Create gmail account

  • Setup google analytics account

  • Activate google analyticator plugin and setup

  • install/activate XML site map plugin - if using sub folder edit the address in 2 places of the site map (local and web links )

  • Setup webmaster tools account and submit xml sitemap

  • Create account using gmail account to verify

  • Activate Jetpack -> (also tick box in setting to remove smiley)

Content items

  • Delete any posts or pages used as examples to avoid example content being indexed by google

Client items

  • Create client user account logins

  • Upload Video User manuals plugin

  • Activate Whitelabel CMS plugin<br><br>

  • Add details to welcome message in white label cms plugin

  • Login logo created and added to Whitelabelcms settings

  • Activate WP Help plugin

  • Make Settings -> General -> Email address - clients email address

  • Use user switching plugin to ensure clients dashboard looks great

  • Final invoice sent

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