Website pre-development checklist

Before we begin programming your website we will require the following information from you:

1. Purchase domain.
eg. from
Your domain name is what you call your website.
We recommend finding a unique .com where possible.
Please send us log in details for your domain name.

2. Purchase a hosting account.
You will require WordPress and MySQL database.
Please send us login details for your host and cpanel.

3. eCommerce:
If your website includes the ability to make purchases online:
1. Please purchase an SSL certificate. It is a digital certificate which is installed on your hosting. Most of the hosting providers sell it.
2. The website has to be made “SSL friendly”, this has an additional cost. This is to facilitate SSL which is a new legal requirement for EU law.
3. Subscribe to a payment gateway. There are many on the market, eg. Paypal, SagePay etc.
4. Shipping and delivery – if applicable please provide us with all the details and prices.

5. Privacy Policy.
GDPR is EU law from 25th May 2018.
Your privacy policy must include how you manage people’s data.
For contact forms please write explicitly what you will do with user data once the form has been sent.

6. T&C.

7. Photos.
Unless otherwise agreed, please provide us with photos to be used on the website

8. Text.
Unless otherwise agreed please provide us with text to be used on the website.

9. Read our T&C.
Please ensure that you have read the T&C on our website.

10. SEO.
Don’t let SEO be an afterthought – please discuss with us if you need help…
1. Optimising the website for SEO (there may be an additional charge)
2. Keyword research – please tell us your keywords.
3. SEO plugin implementation – for you to look after your own keywords.
4. Installing Google Analytics – you will need to create a GA account and tell us the snippet code to add.
We are not an SEO agency but can offer more extensive solutions via our expert partners.

11. Mailchimp.
For newsletter sign up please create an account and send us the login details.

12. Social Media.
Links: Please send us your social media handles to link the follow us links to your social media pages.
Feeds: Please send us your social media log ins if you would like to add any feeds to your website pages. (additional charge).

13. Confirmation of checklist.
Please complete checklist and confirm via email that all items have been completed.

Thank you.