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Website Launch Checklist – 45 Must Do’s [2019 Updated]

Launching a website successfully is critical for any business. Our website launch checklist helps you avoid basic pitfalls and launch your website successfully. A checklist helps keep the launch process organized and free of errors. We have compiled a list of common mistakes that we learned over the years.  This checklist helps you avoid these mistakes.

I have categorized the checklist to make the launch process smooth. Let's get started:

  • Domain & Hosting
    • Set Primary Domain
    • SSL Encryption Certificate installation
    • Https redirect
  • Website Design
    • Mobile browseable (responsive)
    • Comments section integration
    • Footer complete contact information
    • Footer quick links
    • Contact forms functionality test
    • HTML, CSS, JS minification
    • Cross-browser compatibility
    • Multi-device compatibility
  • Website must have
    • Security (firewall)
    • Spam protection
    • Favicon
    • Retinal logo for High-resolution screens
    • Image compressor
    • Admin business email address
  • SEO
    • Sitemap
    • Permalinks checkup
    • Webmaster tools (google and bing)
    • Basic SEO setup (FREE detailed step by step guide)
    • Basic Image SEO optimizations
    • Allow SEO indexing
    • Broken links test
    • 404 redirect page
  • Analytics
    • Google analytics integration
  • Social
    • All social websites
      • LinkedIn page
      • Facebook page
      • Twitter page
      • Google plus page
      • Instagram (optional)
      • Pinterest (optional)
    • Social pages integration on website
    • Social sharing buttons
    • Featured social share images
    • Facebook pixel installation
  • Web pages
    • Legal page
    • Privacy policy page
    • About us page
    • contact us page
  • Email
    • Email integrations (How to get FREE @yourdomain.com business emails)
      • Domain verification
      • DNS setup
      • SPF setup & verification
      • DKIM setup & verification
    • Email automation (Get FREE automated email marketing)
      • Subscription confirmation email
      • Welcome email
      • Audience warm-up 5-7 mails sequence
  • Other Important checks
    • Grammar and spelling check up. (SEO advantage)
    • Full proofreading (SEO advantage)
    • Time zone settings
    • Remove unwanted plugins, apps, widgets, images etc.
    • Remove unwanted pages, posts etc
    • Automate regular website backup (very important)
    • Uptime monitoring


Once done, I am sure you’ll be proud to launch a website that has almost everything to call it Complete.

Need a copy of this checklist to manage the website you are working on? You can download that now and share it with your team members. Download Website Launch Checklist here »

I am sure many of you will agree on the checklist I just shared. Do you have a checklist of your own? Please feel free to share it in the comments below.

And yes, keep coming back for more… As we’ll keep updating this post as and when we come across an important factor. 🙂


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