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Pre-launch Checklist Before the Site Goes Live
The following checklist represents the various tasks that need to be completed before we make the new website live.   There will be a few others as we check all links before going live.

Please send along information to content@virtualtownhall.net.  Direct any questions you may have to bletsky@virtualtownhall.net or 978.461.5827.


Task
Due Date
Completed?
A.  Submission of Department Content
X
B.  Submission of VTH User Names
C.  What will your website address be?  Have you registered the name for your municipality?    
www.essexma.org        
Same
D.  Who will host your domain name?  VTH can do it or you can use your current provider.  
Click here for specific instructions.    
VTH to Host
E.  Please tell us if you have a proposed or target GO LIVE date.  
4/1
F.  Has training been scheduled?
w/o 3/24
G.  HOME PAGE CONTENT:
-  If you want to launch with an Urgent News Banner, please post one.                                   
5 days <Live
-  You should post 3-4 real items within your News section.
5 days <Live
-  Please submit to us a suggestion of all of the Important  Links you want to appear on your home page.  We will review these together
10days <Live
-  Please submit to us or post any "Welcome to" copy or narrative you want.  
10 days <Live
H.  HOME PAGE BUTTONS:
a.  Contact Us:  View current default drop down selections and submit changes.  Click here for samples of other sites.
b.  Subscribe to News:  Which items to start out?
c.  Meeting Calendar:  Please submit to us or post upcoming meetings and events.
X
d.  Privacy Policy:  Please submit the policy you want linked off your home page.
e.  Website Disclaimers:  Please submit any disclaimers you want linked off your home page.  Click here to view some examples.
f.  Department Shortcuts:  Please submit a list of all departments requesting a shortcut to their landing page;  Example:  www.townMA.gov/recreation.
g.  About Essex:  Please submit any copy and/or links for this section

 
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