Ready to launch your WordPress.com Enterprise site? Here’s your launch checklist:
1. Get To Know WordPress
If your website authors are not familiar with WordPress, encourage them to get acquainted by visiting http://learn.wordpress.com/. There, you’ll find all the details on how to publish a post, how to add images and video, and even 10 Super Awesome Insider Tips. If you’re planning on uploading a lot of photographs, you may also want to learn more about Galleries on WordPress.
2. Change Your Privacy Settings
If you’re not ready to show the world your blog, you can set your blog to private, which means only users you choose can view your blog.
3. Customize Your Blog’s Appearance
4. Activate Your Plugins
You now also have access to the WordPress.com community plugins, which are all pre-approved and can be used immediately. To browse your plugin library, navigate to Plugins on your dashboard, and click “Activate” to add plugins to your site.
5. Import Content
Once you have your framework in place, you can start migrating content to your new WordPress site. You can do this by using our web importer, which can convert content from services such as Blogger and TypePad to WordPress.com. For imports larger than 15MB, please refer to our Migrating and Importing Content documentation.
6. Map To Your Domain
With WordPress.com Enterprise, you can either purchase a custom domain through WordPress.com, or point a domain you already own to your WordPress site. If you are using a domain you have already registered elsewhere, make sure to go to your registrar’s website and change your domain’s nameservers. It can take up to 72 ours for your nameservers to fully update. Once you’ve mapped your domain, go to your Store > Domains in your dashboard to add the domain and make it your primary domain.
For more detailed information, visit our Mapping Your Domain and Managing DNS Documentation.
7. Launch Your Site
Need more? Here’s an index of WordPress.com Enterprise documentation.