Web Programming

Ensuring a website is fully working before it goes live

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 3:25 pm

It is vital that every website is tested thoroughly before it goes live to a wider audience. Setting a website live that has problems, doesn’t work properly or broken links can be detrimental to a new business and not only lose you instant custom but future business.

Once your website has been built, the programmer or company that built it for you should do much of the testing but they may also ask you and other staff members to test it to also confirm. Be sure to test all links and pages are loading correctly and importantly that then checkout process (if applicable) and any contact / enquiry forms submit. You also need to check that emails are being received if sent from the website as it is easy to not realise that there is an issue until a few weeks down the line.

If you are the client and you start to test the website but find issues then be sure to note them down. Once you have a complete list, then pass them on to the programmer to fix. Ideally you want to try and give them all the issues in one go as it will be quicker for them to fix them all in one go.

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