Test using a backup site before you commence DNN upgrade. By taking this step, you ensure awareness of any problems that may arise, i.e. glitches. While doing this DNN test on a backup site, you should ensure that:
a. Design of your website is still in line with skins
b. Integrations are running correctly
c. Modules are functioning optimally
Most of the time there is no cause for concern, but it is advisable to become rest assured before you proceed to upgrade DNN on your website; this way you get a first-hand experience of the post-upgrade look and functioning.
Say Goodbye to Unused Extensions Most websites accommodate the installation of third-party extensions. Over time, there is an accumulation of unused extensions due to various reasons which include;
• Replacement of current extensions with others
• Installation for future use without ever being utilized.
The reason doesn’t affect the fact that there should be un-instalment of all extensions not in use: the higher your installed extensions, the higher your risk of DNN upgrade failure.
To be able to function well sometimes you need to declutter and let go of the things that are no longer useful; in the same way, you need to uninstall extensions before updating the website.
After “cleaning house” don’t forget to update all existing extensions. Some commercial extensions require an upgrade fee. You can decide to make this a part of your website annual budget. Let your third-party upgrade compliment you’re the specific DNN you have or wish to install.