Drag and drop website builders like Wix and Weebly have many people thinking that publishing a website is as simple as pressing a button and basking in the gloriousness of your perfect live site.
Of course, most serious web developers scoff at these beginner website builders and the instant gratification mindset behind those who choose to use them.
The fact of the matter is that no website worth its hosting was set up in minutes, or even a few hours. Looking behind the scenes, it’s easy to see how taxing and lengthy the process to build a website really is.
Even once you’ve built the website and added all the content, you’re really only about halfway to a fully launched product. Before flipping the switch to take your website live, it’s necessary to undergo a number of tests to ensure proper functionality across a wide spectrum of activities.
The stakes only get higher if you’re dealing with a large or popular website, with many pages to comb through.
Though it may be overwhelming to imagine going through this list of tests to run prior to launching a website, you’ll be glad to have gone through them ahead of launch. No matter how excited you might be about an impending website launch, you should first make sure that there are no issues that may cause big problems in need of fixing once you’re already live.
Here are the most essential tests to run before launching a new WordPress website.