Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing the site before going live, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
- If you've been following along with me since the beginning…of this course, you should now have a fully functional…community website up at your domain.…Now before you go telling the world about it,…there's a couple of things you'll want to do first,…I call this the pre-launch checklist.…For starters, you'll want to check each link on your site…to make sure they work and go where intended.…If you have a site with a lot of links,…I recommend installing and running the broken link checker.…That'll identify any broken links on your site.…Now before you go live though I would deactivate…and remove this plugin,…because it is pretty resource intensive,…but it's a great way up front…to see if there's any broken links.…
After you've done that you want to make sure…that all your forms work,…so go through and fill out any forms…as if you were a regular user.…Submit them, and then make sure you're receiving…the appropriate admin notification.…Next, don't forget to check how your site looks…in mobile devices,…you want to see how it's going to look in real life…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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