How to Properly Perform Updates

  1. Keep a live backup/staging environment on a development domain 01:41
    • Keep it updated about once a week.
    • This is where you test out the updates and troubleshoot any issues before updating the live site.
  2. Keep a current backup of the site 04:33
    • For a smaller brochure type website with 3-5 pages, you may not want to keep a staging environment.
    • In this case, a backup could be sufficient. If something breaks, restore the backup until you figure out what went wrong.
  3. Thoroughly test every page 05:43
    • It’s easy to just want to check the homepage and call it a day, but what if that one update broke the contact form and you didn’t check that page?

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