Just in case. Nothing is ever going to happen to your shiny new website, or is it? Will the blog you have built for the past five years suddenly develop … a problem? Nah. You can go back and stick your head in the sand or eat some more cherries by the pool.
For the rest of us, it’s a good idea to develop a website checklist. This is by no means set in stone – you are free to make your own suggestions on what should be on this list in the comments. This is the kind of list you might want to complete and save some place safe, for that “just in case” type of situation.
Website Checklist – A List To Complete, Just in Case
Why a Website Checklist?
What sorts of things could go wrong? I don’t want to scare you (or maybe I do? lightly so you will recover and then get prepared), but you could: get hacked, have a plugin go bad, have a bloated database that won’t open, have web host problems or just want to transfer your site or combine it with another. Maybe you decided to “fix” or change something on your site on your own, and it didn’t go so well so you need to fix the site, quickly. As in the rest of our lives, taking precautions by having a checklist might even help you avoid some of these problems, because you might realize, for example, your password is so weak it’s inviting the hackers.
So what would you add to this list?
And just in case you feel like pinning this post to Pinterest, why not use this big version of the graphic? (Thanks to those who pin, and thanks to Ashley Faulkes for writing about Pinterest).