WEBSITE BUILD CHECKLIST

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Life is so much easier when you prepare!

Especially when it comes to your website.

It is the job of the developer to take the ‘puzzle pieces’ you provide and create a beautiful work of art out of them.

Once you have gone through phase one: find a designer/developer, sent them links to sites you like for inspiration, gone through theme selection process, signed contracts, and actually paid them a portion of the total fee, it’s time to get to work on preparing and gathering content in one spot.

To make the process as seamless as possible have these items below prepared in document form on the cloud.

Pro tip, ⟼ have this list ready before you even contact anyone to build a website for you and they will be extra impressed (trust me).

 

 

Website Hosting
Current Hosting Provider (ie. BlueHost, HostGator, GoDaddy):
Login Link:
Username:
Password:
Email associated:
Phone Number Associated:
Expiration or Renewal Date:

 

Website Platform
Current Web Platform (ie. WordPress, Joomla!, SquareSpace):
Login Link:
Username:
Password:
Email associated:
Phone Number Associated:
Expiration or Renewal Date:

 

Website Domain Name
Domain Name (your website URL):

 

Domain Name Host
Where did you purchase your domain (ie. GoDaddy):
Login Link:
Username:
Password:
Email associated:
Phone Number Associated:
Expiration or Renewal Date:

 

Newsletter Provider
Who is your provider (ie. MailChimp, Constant Contact):
Login Link:
Username:
Password:
Email associated:
List name for your general sign up form:

 

All Photos/Videos
Examples: Page photos, Headshots, Blog, Headers, Portfolio Items
Add to the cloud in the largest size possible
Files named correctly!
Format .jpg

 

All Text
Separate word documents
Clear the formatting
Make font sizes the same size and font
Hyperlinks write (link to XYZ page here)

 

Brand Identity
Logo in .jpg and .png format
Hex Colors
Font name, or link to your Google Font choice

 

Code
Google Analytics HTML code
Facebook Tracking Pixel Code

 

eCommerce
SKU numbers
Pricing
Coupon codes
Payment gateway information
Shipping methods
Tax information

 

Search Engine Optimization
10 power keywords that you want your site to be known for

 

Website Navigation
ex. home, about, portfolio, contact

 

Contact information
ex. phone, address, email address

 

Social Media Links
ex. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram

 

Legal Name Of Company
ex. Monkey Fist Digital LLC

 

4-7 Categories For Blog Posts
ex. What do you write about: marketing, social media, behind the scenes

 

4-7 Categories For Portfolio Items
ex. What did you do for clients: Website Builds, Strategy, Photography, Content Creation

 

Testimonials
5-10 of your best and most powerful related to your business

 

Opt-In Freebie Links
Hyperlinks, and what you want the default text to say when linked

Sonja Thorsvik