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Launch checklist

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Launch checklist

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Very much work in progress. Do not create admin credentials or connect to external services with anything else than your client.fi email or ask support to do this.

🔒 Security

Change admin password to unique and save to vault.
Turn on Activity log
Turn on Limit logins (remove show credit options from settings)
Turn on Hide login (change default url to /hallinta/)
Disable XML-RPC-API (from wp-engine settings)

Make sure all visible url slugs have working archive template (even not in menus like /news/ etc)

🤗 SEO

Wordpress - Settings: change site title + description
Homepage SEO - Replace “Frontpage” with key sentence
Add avatar (wp-admin - appearance - customize, 512 x 512px png)
SEO: turn off unused categories / post types from indexing
SEO: remove word “Archive” from any archive titles
SEO: Add Facebook default share image and organisation name

Add Recaptcha to wpcf7 (integrations). Make sure contact form scripts are turned on with pages using forms.
  • whitelist main domain, wpe domain, dev domains and local domain

🧑‍🚀 Performance

Turn on wp-rocket caches + lazy load + preloading (all)
  • Preload heading fonts if using
  • If using typeforms, exclude their js file or any other critical files
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Advanced rules should have cookielawinfo cookies excluded by default
Retest everything after caching enabled (forms etc)

🚀 Liftoff

Check js console is error free
Retest with Responsively App / Browserstack (mobile + 5k large screens)
Run PageSpeed scan and fix low hanging fruits (large pngs etc change to webp / and compress images with https://squoosh.app/)
  • If not 90+ score (both laptop & mobile) ping nh@client.fi to rescue

Turn on auto updates to all plugins

Run cookie scan (create new account at cookieyes)
  • Merge cookies found
  • Check cookie and privacy pages have correct company details

Connect domain
  • Use WPE advanced network
  • S&R database
  • Revoke SSL
  • Test

Test forms and delivery
  • Make sure forms are delivered to right email addresses and they are receiving
  • Whitelist sending url in Sendgrid (if issues)
  • Our server IP ranges should be automatically whitelisted to Sendgrid or will notify the support team if issue.
  • If using different server might require extra steps / verify
  • Make sure integrations are working if using (Slack etc)

🧑‍🚀 Connect

Ask support team to connect these or use your client.fi email

Connect Analytics (Use plugin)
  • Turn on anonymise IP addresses
  • Add Measurement Protocol API Secret
  • Share access to the Client lead and support@client.fi

Connect
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Search Console
  • Share access to the Client lead and support@client.fi