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Preparing for launch

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    In this chapter, we're going to take a look at prepping our Drupal site for launch.
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    You've been plugging away for a couple of months working on your site.
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    You've got a bunch of content, you got it looking nice
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    and you're ready to make it live for the rest of the world to see.
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    But before you put it out there for Google to start indexing
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    and for people to link to from their sites and start generating a lot of traffic,
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    there's a couple of last things that you should do
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    in order to prep your site for launch.
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    We'll take a look at configuring error reporting on our site.
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    We'll also take a look at turning on some performance enhancements in Drupal,

Preparing for Launch

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In this chapter we're going to go through a launch checklist to make sure we have a few things all set up before we actually put our site out there. We discuss:

  • error reporting settings
  • 403 and 404 pages
  • performance optimization and caching
  • reviewing the status reports
  • disabling unnecessary modules

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