- Clearly communicate your target live date to VIP.
- Discuss Domain, DNS and if you have email on the domain.
- Editor, author, and contributor accounts set up.
- If there is any pre-existing content, import it.
- Communicate plugin needs before you finish your theme.
- Review the theme checklist.
- Deliver your theme for review. (Did you remember to include Powered by WordPress.com VIP in your footer?)
- Train your editors, authors, and contributors on WordPress.com.
- Update your Blavatar.
Launch Day #
- If this is a migration, we’ll incrementally import any new content.
- Make sure domain is mapped.
- Set site privacy to “public.”
- Update robots.txt.
- Common 404s checked and redirected.