After your site goes live, you may think you that's all you need, but there other important steps required ti insure a successful online presence! To make the most of all the hard work that everyone put into creating the site, you need to make sure that processes are put in place to regularly maintain the site, setting up security monitors, backup scheduling, configuration of stats and caching programs, automating post broadcasts, activating Jetpack, testing contact forms, and prepping your site with search engine optimization. Many of these steps are completed after a site is live and DNS has fully propagated. This session will outline the steps I have personally used to successfully launch over 200 WordPress sites.
Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. She typically attends 2-3 WordPress Meetups a week, and has spoken at 8 WordCamps this year: Phoenix, San Diego, Miami, and Reno, Orange County, Seattle, Chicago, Vancouver, and will be speaking in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She blogs at suzettefranck.com about WordPress and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com. She hosted DradCast Episode 17. She enjoys teaching about the wonders of WordPress and finding better ways to do things with it. She loves learning about web development and digging into code, which she has been doing for almost 20 years. She discovered WordPress 5 years ago and has used it to create over 200 websites with a variety of designs and requirements, mostly with hand-coded custom themes, and is showing no signs of stopping.