Choose URL (consider buying .com and .org to
protect your brand)
Choose your hosting (check reviews and compare
plans; ask about security and backups)
Decide on any special features you may need (are
you taking payments? Etc.)
Choose the theme (consider overall design and
Customize the theme
Create or install any special functions (do you have
a shopping cart?, etc.)
Install plugins (Akismet, Contact forms, social
sharing, security, SEO, analytics, other functions)
Create widgets for sidebars, footers, headers, etc.
Add all your parent pages
Add all your subpages (more can be added as
necessary but I add the ones I know)
Create menu to organize your pages
Add content including words, pictures (don’t forget
Spelling/Grammar (try Grammarly or other
Do all the links work?
Test all forms and widgets.