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12th of December, 2014

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  1. Store notification email addresses updated (System > Configuration > Store Email Addresses)
  2. Shipping origin address updated (System > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Settings)
  3. Shipping Methods configured and enabled (System > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods)
  4. Tax zones and rates configured and enabled (System > Configuration > Sales > Tax and Sales > Tax)
  5. Payment Methods configured and enabled. Be sure processors are in "live" mode (System > Configuration > Sales > Payment Methods)
  6. Google Analytics enabled (System > Configuration > Sales > Google API)
  7. Google Site Map created (System > Configuration > Catalog> Google Sitemap)
  8. Site META information updated (System > Configuration > General > Design > HTML Head)
  9. Default placeholder images replaced (System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog > Product Image Placeholders)
  10. Default email logo replaced (Magento KB article)
  11. Customize transactional emails (System > Transactional Emails)
  12. Custom placeholder images
  13. Custom 404 page
  14. Custom favicon.ico
  15. SSL Certificate purchased (GeoTrust and Symantec Certificates offered through LexiConn)
  16. Site Seal(s) displayed
  17. End to End Testing (Navigation, Customer Registration, Newsletter Sign-up, Shopping Cart, Checkout and Receipt)
  18. Delete test orders, customers and products
  19. Refresh all indexes (System > Index Management)
  20. Clear Magento cache and FPC (if applicable) (System > Cache Management)

    In addition, LexiConn will verify the following go-live items...

  21. Unsecure and Secure URLs updated (System > Configuration > General)
  22. Cron enabled (System > Configuration > System > Cron)
  23. Log Cleaning / Rotation configured and enabled (System > Configuration > System > Log Cleaning)
  24. Magento caching enabled (System > Cache Management)
  25. JS and CSS combined (System > Advanced > Developer)
  26. .htaccess and robots.txt files optimized
  27. Redis configured and enabled (if applicable)
  28. Full-Page caching configured and enabled (if applicable)
  29. Flat Catalog enabled (if applicable)
  30. Compilation disabled (more downside than upside here)
  31. SSL Installed, padlock verified
  32. Unique /admin URL (included with initial account setup emails)
  33. Enable/Optimize Persistent Shopping Cart (System > Configuration > Customers > Persistent Shopping Cart)
  34. Disaster Recovery plan
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