Going Live Checklist and Process

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Last updated: 20 Aug, 2013

There are a number of things you should check before you ask us to take your website live.  These are listed below.  If you're unsure of any of these, you should contact Magicdust Support by email on support@magicdust.com.au or by phone on 1300 309 379 (option 3 for support) and ask any further questions you have about the below. 

If you have any questions about what website name your website is going to be put on, or email accounts and such, these should be directed to the admin team on  admin@magicdust.com.au

1.  Check your contact form.

Your website comes with a free basic contact form. You will want to make sure that you are receiving the entries to this form at the correct email address.

You can do this by going to Contact from the Dashboard sidebar and clicking on your contact form, which by default is titled 'Contact form 1'. The section your looking for is the To: field of the Mail section. This is the email address that all user submitted enquiries will be sent to, so it's important that it is correct. By default this will usually be set to info@[YourDomain].

2.  Check your Menu items all link to their respective pages correctly. 

3.  Check your clickable panels all link to their respective pages correctly. 

4.  Check any internal / external / link to attachment links are all functioning correctly by going through each of your pages and checking you can click on them and they link to what they should correctly. 

5.  Ensure your contact details are correct - These are commonly in the footer area (bottom section of your website) and on your contact/contact us page.

6.  Ensure your contact number is correct - This is usually located up the top right of your website.

7.  Check for spelling mistakes through the website. 

Once you've taken a good thorough look through your website, and checked your contact form email address, please send an email to admin@magicdust.com.au asking for your website to be taken live.  The Admin Team will confirm if there are any details they need before we can take your website live, and once both you and us are ready to go, we'll take your website live! 

Once your website is live, it's strongly suggested you actually test your contact form by sending through test information through your contact form to double check it's definitely coming through.

Once your website is live and you've checked your contact form, it's time to let the major search engines know that your website exists!  You can do this by following the two knowledgebase articles linked below:

http://magicdustsupport.com/kb2/entry/204/ - Verify your website with Google

http://magicdustsupport.com/kb2/entry/299/ - Verify your website with Bing

Want to see how many visitors your website is getting?  Track your website statistics by setting up Google Analytics, it's easy and it's free.

This article has some information about Google Analytics: http://magicdustsupport.com/kb2/entry/300/

And this article shows you step by step how to set up Google Analytics: http://magicdustsupport.com/kb2/entry/301/

If you have any questions, concerns or issues, feel free to email the support team on support@magicdust.com.au

Remember when asking for Support to provide your website name, business name, and a detailed explanation of what you're trying to achieve and what you're struggling with so we can help you as best as we can. 

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