I’m writing this article for me, at first, as a useful list. These are easy-to-forget tasks, but very important in the long run. They can be done in the pre-launching stage, but many times there are more important tasks… So, here is the small pre-starting list:

  • Disable WordPress automatic updates! It’s not safe in the long term. Security updates are allowed, by default.
  • Set the permalinks to Post-name, instead of not-SEO-friendly Plain setting.
  • Adjust the time-zone, date and time format accordingly to the local time-zone.
  • Delete Hello Dolly plugins and Demo content.
  • Remove the unused themes
  • Disable comments for the whole website.
  • Change the Admin username with a friendly one (nickname).

Taking care of these small tasks at the beginning helps me to focus on the development stage. I’ll come back with the tasks for the pre-launch list.

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