Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

Update Checklist

Memo to self, a few things to check after every website upgrade.

The website was working just fine before the upgrade process, but time for a final back-up before pressing the upgrade button.  Now let's check if every thing working fine.  This list applies to most widely used content management system core upgrades and the more problematic issue of php versions.  The recent switch to php7 did kill off a few of the older plugins, modules and components, but is definitely best to get-rid of obsolete unsupported code.  There is always an alternative from the open-source community - I've just found adminexile to meet a new need.

Basic routine is :

Switch on the error reporting to development and see what we get.

Send a message through the site contact form - need to know that's working just fine.  Of course check with the site owner that the message was received.

A run through the menus to all the major and troublesome areas of the site, thinking about the widget code snippets that request a bit of javascript, you know the stuff <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

If you have any suggestion to add to this list please leave a comment.

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Keeping in touch with the local businesses and communities of North-East England where I'm privileged to live, I'm also a Director of Utilities Manager Limited.  My first contact with coding was during the pilot O-level in Computer Studies at Southmoor School, our code was sent to Sunderland Polytechnic where it was input onto cards for feeding into the main frame to produce a printout.
I've enjoyed IT and its progress over the decades.
Also hold the Advanced Diploma in Marketing from the CIM

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