Pre go-live checklist

Use this checklist before deploying a site. This document is not an acceptance test script. It can be used several times during a project to verify that you have thought of everything.

Licensing

  • Check that your Relatude site license is ok.

Access rights in Relatude CMS

  • Verify that the correct users and groups are created.
  • Remove test users.

Web.config

  • compilation debug=false
  • Set globalization if there is one main culture
  • Set max upload size

Web site tracking

  • Check that Google Analytics or other tracking services are tracking visits

W3C validation

Verify HTML using http://validator.w3.org

Browser compatibility and accessibility

If you do not have specific requirement use the following checklist. Site must look and work perfectly according to the design in:

  • IE11
  • Edge Chromium
  • Firefox
  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Latest version of Safari on Mac
  • Latest version of Safari on iOS

Performance optimization

  • Test all templates with ?WAFPageTimer=true. This shows the time the system uses to create the html on the server. Normally below 50ms on a fast server. Content count is normally below 500, but anything over 1000 should be investigated.
  • Test the total size of the various pages
  • Check the number of requests needed.
  • Are you using CSS and JS bundling

Various

  • Check that you have a Fav icon.
  • Pages look ok when printed.
  • Site map is present as .sitemap file or html representation (if requirement)
  • Form validation makes sense.
  • Contact form works.

SEO

  • Meaningful page titles on all pages.
  • Headings ordered correctly H1,H2,H3 etc.
  • Only one occurrence of H1 per page.
  • Title tag can be manually set.
  • Alt tag on images

Images

  • Images that are auto resized are correctly resized. Only show original image in special cases.

Error pages

  • 404 page (page not found) works.
  • Custom user friendly error page is shown on server error. (Not stack trace)
  • No results in search display meaningful feedback.

IIS / App Service setup

  • Disable overlapped recycle
  • Enable Gzip compression.

Search

  • Make sure you can find all content types that makes sense.
  • All URL's are SEO friendly (No parameters such as ?nid=123)

Accessibility

  • Site tested on different screen resolutions. 4k to 1024x768 and mobile.
  • Has the colours been contrast tested
  • Site tested for accessibility. For example WCAG
  • Tested on tablets (Android + iPad).
  • Tested on Android and iOS.
  • All links that are not obvious have Title attribute set.
  • All pages have a link back to the home page.

Security

  • Robots.txt file.
  • Set up e-mail or SMS alerts for uptime monitoring

Content publishing

Test that these types of content look good:

  • Nested lists.
  • Links in text
  • Images in text. Are they scaled on mobile?
  • Other text formatting.
  • Tables.

Other CMS setup

  • You have contact info, privacy policy, feedback, terms and copyright info.
  • Site tested with realistic content.
  • Are all templates automatically set when creating new content
  • If you are using a module based setup, are the modules created in the correct folder
  • Can you preview the modules?
  • Have you tested different combinations of the modules?
  • Are the “Show in Tree” and “Show in Menu” defaults set correctly?
  • Have you added icons to all content types (Important for usability)
  • Have you checked that a file library exists?
  • Enable all the relevant logs in Relatude