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WordPress Pre-Launch Checklist

Photo by: So now you are about to launch your new custom awesome sauce WordPress website. Here are some best practices you can follow before you push the [Publish] button:

1. BACKUP EVERYTHING (database and files).
2.Check for broken plugins/functionality/etc.
3.Upgrade everything (plugins and core WP).
4. Revert backwards and/or fix any issues.
5. For goodness’ sake, change your admin page URL.
6. Before you publish the site go to Admin > Settings > WordPress – Site URL, and set the root domain.
7. Set your DNS to resolve to the host.
… and the above should be repeated on an ongoing basis to prevent an unsecured WordPress website.

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