Just Launched Your Website? These Are The 7 Steps To Take Now
A Basic Website Checklist to Make Sure You Haven’t Forgotten Anything
After weeks of work, your new website is ready to be launched. What do you need to do to make sure everything is working correctly? The 7 steps you must take now for your launched website are addressed in this article.
We have compiled a basic checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. You can use this checklist with your web designer to help you set up your WordPress site the right way.
Step 1: Essentials of WordPress Security
First, you need to take some simple steps to increase the security of your freshly installed WordPress site.
Make Your Login Name Unpredictable
Don’t create an account with the user ID “admin,” “administrator,” “your name,” or “your brand”. Your user ID should be tough to guess so that hackers have a harder time breaking into your system. If you don’t want other people to be able to access your account information through your author link, you should use a plugin like Edit Author Slug.
Strong Password Security
If your password is weak, hackers will be able to easily break in using brute force. If you want to keep your WordPress configuration file in a secure location, you can move it somewhere other than the publichtml or httpsdoc folders. Not all web designers are conversant with the WordPress CMS, thus they can miss this detail.
Installation of a Simple WordPress Security Plugin.
The majority of hacking attempts can be prevented by installing a free plugin like WordFence or Sucuri.
Step 2: Put in Your Google Analytics/ Tag Manager Code
On the first day of launch, you should embed tracking code snippets from your tracking programs such as Google Analytics or Facebook Pixel onto your website. If you or your web designer are not too proficient with codes, you can either embed them directly into the Head section of your codes or utilize a plugin like Insert Header/Footer.
Step 3: Put in an SEO Plugin and Make Sure It Indexed
If you want your site to be indexed, make sure the Robots.txt is not blocking the Admin panel under Settings > Reading. For more serious search engine optimization, you should give every image in your media collection an ALT attribute. To guarantee that your site’s Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions are completed correctly, install a simple SEO plugin like Yoast or All-In-One-SEO.
Step 4: Get Your Website Listed on Google/ Bing/ Yandex with Google Search Console
You can submit your website to major search engines by visiting Google Console. This is like announcing to them, that you have opened your website, please come in and have a look. Any SEO plugin will offer an XML sitemap generation option for this purpose. Here is a quick guide on how to add your site to Google Console.
Step 5: Increase Your Website Speed
Your website can be optimized for speed at no cost. Simply install a caching plugin like W3 Total Cache and an image compression plugin like WP Smush, and you’ll be all set.
Step 6: Browser/ Mobile Compatibility
Use Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to look over your site. It’s a good idea to double-check them from a variety of mobile devices, both in landscape and portrait mode. Tell your web designer if something seems amiss.
Step 7: Post It On Your Social Networks
Finally, Check out how your website shares are presented on popular social media platforms. Facebook’s tool is helpful in case the social media platform is simply storing outdated data in its cache and needs to be updated.
Search engine optimization plugins typically include the ability to modify the website’s Open Graph Information, allowing for greater control over how content is shared on social media platforms.
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