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Testing Takes Time After An Update

The main problem of using Open Source solutions like WordPress and other CMSs is that you are basically using someone else's code. This means having a lot of faith that their code won't give you any problems. This seems too much of an expectation as most of us don't even have faith in our own code. ;D

So anyway, the recent WordPress and WooCommerce updates got me thinking about one thing... testing. Because of the WordPress core upgrade and the wrong impression people got from going from 3.9 to 4.0, a lot of WordPress administrators really got worried that something bad would happen. (This is harkens back to the 2.9 to 3.0 WordPress update that broke a lot of sites). But there was not a lot of significant changes IMHO. It was like upgrading from 3.8 to 3.9.

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How To Get Notified When Your WordPress Site Goes Down

If you manage and administer multiple unrelated sites by your lonesome, the major worry that keeps you up at night is the thought of one of the site going down and not knowing about it asap.

There are many ways that a site goes down that can be easily fixed. The main thing is, you need to know about it right away. The sooner you know of a downtime, the faster you can get it back up again.... [Read More]