WordPress tipsAfter your WordPress site is installed and you’ve checked
ALL the links on your new site, follow these steps, as
recommended by wpmudev and modified by my personal preferences:




Order Area Task
1 Settings Setup RSS feeds as desired. Verify all feeds that should be on are on and those that should be off are off. (e.g. all posts, all comments, comments per post, author, category, tag, CPT ones)
2 Communications Verify site Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy are displayed on-site and are approved by Client
3 SEO – using Yost WordPress SEO* Create a robots.txt file (Edit Files > Create robots.txt File and enter:User-agent: *Disallow: /wp-admin/

Disallow: /wp-includes/

Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/

> Save Changes

3 Settings Implement Analytics
3 SEO* Verify site ownership with Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools.
3 SEO Verify sitemap is valid with Google and Bing Webmaster Tools
3 SEO* Integrate with Facebook and Open Graph (OG) if not already part of your SEO plugin settings (Social > fill in info for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ as applicable)
4 Plugins Activate needed plugins that aren’t active yet, like Jetpack, activity monitor plugins, spam-blocking plugins.My favs: Askimet, BackupBuddy, Google XML Sitemaps, Wordfence Security, WordPress SEO, WP Smush.it, WP Super Cache
4 Settings Add social sharing icons via Jetpack, Digg Digg or other method
4 Settings Setup Newsletter / MailChimp / Feedburner/ Jetpack / and put sign up form on front-end
5 Settings Consider minifying your code. Enable caching, and CDN