If you’re putting off switching between versions of DotNetNuke because you’re concerned about the upgrade process, don’t worry. Upgrading DotNetNuke is pretty straightforward. There are, however, a few notes and best practices to keep in mind before, during, and after a DotNetNuke upgrade.
An Overview of Upgrading DotNetNuke
A very brief overview of upgrading DotNetNuke is this: you copy the files from a new version on top of your existing version, and the application will then guide you through the process with instructions. This is, however, assuming the least complex scenario; if your site is high-traffic, has custom modules, or is integrated with third-party systems, it is best to speak to a DotNetNuke expert. Additionally, since DotNetNuke has evolved so much since 2002, upgrade methods for the earlier versions are a bit more complicated.
Best Practices for Upgrading DotNetNuke
If your site is high-traffic, has custom modules, or is integrated with third-party systems, it is best to speak to a DotNetNuke expert.
First and foremost, always make backups of all your data – this includes the file system and the database. Clarity can help with this, or you can ask your hosting company. You can then test your upgrade on a backup site before taking it live, to catch any glitches or concerns that may arise. Specific items to look for include whether integrations still run smoothly, modules still work, and skins still adhere to the design of your website. In most cases, there won’t be any major differences; but it’s best to have peace of mind about what your website will look like and how it will function post-upgrade.
DotNetNuke Experts in Austin, TX
When in doubt, consult a DotNetNuke expert. Clarity has extensive experience with the platform, and we can help you immediately identify potential issues. By following best practices, your upgrade will be smooth, streamlined, and extremely worthwhile. We can also recommend custom modules that will further enhance the functionality of your website. Contact a Clarity representative today to learn more.
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