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The Ultimate Guide to Upgrading and Patching Your Website

The Ultimate Guide to Upgrading and Patching Your Website

March 04, 2019 |

In this Ultimate Guide to Upgrading and Patching Your Website, we’ll walk you through all of the terms, concepts, ideas, and best practices around upgrading a medium to large scale website.  We’ll impart our experiences of helping customers perform and test their website upgrades over the past 20 years, so that you can upgrade faster, more efficiently, more often and with better results.   Read More

Website Upgrading: Is it Death by Sheer Boredom or Russian Roulette?

Website Upgrading: Is it Death by Sheer Boredom or Russian Roulette?

February 11, 2019

If your website upgrade or patch management process feels like a slow painful death by sheer boredom or like playing Russian roulette something is wrong.   Read More

CASE STUDY: How Global Manufacturer ESAB Saved Time, $ and Headaches with their Website Upgrade

CASE STUDY: How Global Manufacturer ESAB Saved Time, $ and Headaches with their Website Upgrade

May 03, 2019

ESAB leveraged a new cloud-based visual testing tool designed specifically for website upgrades to automate and streamline their testing efforts. Using the tool saved an estimated three weeks of manual testing time, increased accuracy significantly, and gave the team peace of mind that there were no lurking surprises.   Read More

Recent Blog Posts

Are you still running jQuery 1.x? Why?

Are you still running jQuery 1.x? Why?

April 11, 2019

If you are responsible for maintaining your organization’s website and it site relies on jQuery 1.x or 2.x, then the question we must ask is: Why haven’t you upgraded?   Read More

Test Upgrading Your Website Without Actually Upgrading Your Website

Test Upgrading Your Website Without Actually Upgrading Your Website

February 25, 2019

Wow that seems magical. How can I test upgrading my website without actually upgrading it? That can’t be.   Read More

The Importance of Proactive Website Maintenance

The Importance of Proactive Website Maintenance

February 20, 2019

Once the website is up and running there is a fall off in terms of regularly maintaining all the components and content that make the site worthwhile visiting. And making your website worthwhile to visit needs to be an ongoing proactive mission.   Read More

Why is Upgrading Your Website No Fun?

Why is Upgrading Your Website No Fun?

January 30, 2019

When developers and content owners are asked to upgrade or patch their website they often shy away from the task, begrudgingly accept, or outright resist. Why are they so unhappy?   Read More

A Futuristic View of Website Maintenance

A Futuristic View of Website Maintenance

January 16, 2019

If you want to run a successful website, think of it as a car. No, I’m not talking about your dad’s Buick, but more like one of those super cool transformer cars in the movies.   Read More

Step-By-Step Wizard to Test your Website Upgrade

Step-By-Step Wizard to Test your Website Upgrade

January 03, 2019

Today we just released another video into our ever-growing set of video tutorials, that walks you through using the built-in, step-by-step wizard, within the WebsiteUpgradeTester.com visual testing tool.   Read More

Website Upgrade & Maintenance Terminology Guide

Website Upgrade & Maintenance Terminology Guide

January 03, 2019

Upgrading and maintaining your website can be an arduous and sometimes confusing process. This article provides an A to Z glossary of terms to demystify the website upgrade process.   Read More

Using Page Actions to Test Interactive Content (Part 2 of 2)

Using Page Actions to Test Interactive Content (Part 2 of 2)

December 31, 2018

This is part 2 of the 2 part video about how to use Page Actions and Actions sets to expose and test interactive content.   Read More

How to use Dynamic Regions to Mitigate Dynamic, Interactive or Randomized Content

How to use Dynamic Regions to Mitigate Dynamic, Interactive or Randomized Content

December 26, 2018

This just published video tutorial shows how to use Dynamic Regions to mitigate out dynamic, interactive or randomized content that may cause false differences when testing your website upgrade.   Read More

What are Baseline, Comparison and Combined Runs?

What are Baseline, Comparison and Combined Runs?

December 12, 2018

One of the key concepts to understand when using the WebsiteUpgradeTester.com tool when testing your website upgrade, is the notion of runs. The tool allows you to create three different types of runs: a Baseline Run, a Comparison Run and a Combined.   Read More

Using Page Actions to Test Interactive Content (Part 1 of 2)

Using Page Actions to Test Interactive Content (Part 1 of 2)

December 11, 2018

In this two-part video, we are going to cover the power feature of Page Actions and Action Sets, to expose and test interactive content within your site.   Read More

User Interface Tour Video Posted

User Interface Tour Video Posted

July 05, 2018

For those of you interested in using the WebsiteUpgradeTester.com visual testing tool to test your website upgrade, we just posted a new video that walks you through the tool's user interface. It's a great way to get familiar with the tool and its features.   Read More

 

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