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Website Launch Checklist: 16 Considerations Before Launching Your WordPress Website

It’s almost time – you’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears into your WordPress website, and now you’re ready to share it with the world (ok, maybe not a lot of blood involved, but your finger might be tired from clicking the mouse a lot!).

Before you click one more button to make your site live, though, what are the most important things you need to check to make sure your site launch is a success? What’s your website launch checklist?

That’s what we’ll cover in this post – we’re going to list out 16 important things that you should check and/or configure before you launch your WordPress website.

Ready to go? Here’s your WordPress website launch checklist…

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Important WordPress Maintenance Tasks: What to Do and How Often

If you want to keep your WordPress site running smoothly, there are some routine WordPress maintenance tasks you’ll need to undertake.

But…what are those tasks? Which tasks are actually important, and which are a waste of time? How often do you need to perform them?

To help you better understand how to effectively maintain your WordPress site, we’re going to take a deep dive into WordPress maintenance tasks and also break them down by the frequency you should perform them.

You’ll learn what you should do:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Yearly

And that knowledge should help you keep your WordPress site healthy without wasting time on tasks that don’t matter.

Ready to go? Let’s start maintaining things!

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Castos Review: Is It The Best Podcast Hosting for WordPress? Other Options Compared

Looking for podcast hosting to share your content with listeners everywhere?

Podcast hosting can feel like this complicated thing, but it doesn’t have to be…

With the right tool in hand, creating and managing a podcast is just as simple as writing a WordPress blog post.

To that end, I’m going to show you how to create your own hosted podcast via WordPress using a tool called Castos. Then, after I show you how Castos works, I’ll also share some other options that you can use to get started with your podcast.

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PowerPack for Elementor Review – extend Elementor even further!

Let’s start this PowerPack for Elementor review by briefly talking about Elementor. We’ve always been big fans of Elementor since its early days (see our Elementor review here) and are using it as the page builder of choice in each of our Create and Code WordPress themes. It has moved page builders to a new level – using it seems natural and responsive. A big part of this was the ability to edit the page directly, what’s better than seeing your changes right away? But the other aspect was its interface. It got out of the away, and despite being extremely powerful always felt easy to use.

Another key reason for its continuing success (it now has over 2 million active installs) is that the Elementor team just keep on iterating and adding new features. If you’ve joined the mailing list you’ll see the regular updates from its CTO Ben Pines on the latest additions to both its free and pro versions. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a plugin develop at such a rapid pace before, it is extremely impressive.

Because of its continuing growth it has helped foster a rich eco-system of add-on plugins to add even further functionality to an already impressive product. One of these is the excellent PowerPack for Elementor plugin. This plugin adds a huge number of additional useful shortcodes to help build even more sophisticated sites.

So the next time a client asks, “Can we include a..” – this PowerPack for Elementor plugin might have the answer.

By the way, if Beaver Builder is your page builder of choice, they have a separate solution for that – but this review concentrates on the version for Elementor. Let’s dive in!

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