This morning I was cruising around the Control Panel of my hosting account where my website lives, and I was checking out some of the features available. There were plenty there to keep me busy for quite some time.

I noticed one I hadn’t seen before, so I clicked on it to automatically set up a new option on my site, and then opened a new browser window to have a look. Holy batgirl! My site looked awful! Gosh it was quite a shock – here are the before and after photos:

BEFORE

bawt good 222 Websites : Always test features before going live!

AFTER:

bawt booboo 222 Websites : Always test features before going live!

Can you see why I had a mini melt down? A lot of my images went bezerko! Luckily I have a sense of humour, so quickly turned off the feature in my hosting. Phew!

Moral of the story?

Before you make a change to your website, try it first on either a sample page, or a page which gets little traffic. See if you’re happy with it, and if you are, then proceed.

I could have saved myself a whole lot of angst by following this simple step this morning. icon surprised Websites : Always test features before going live! )

Ciao!
Teena

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 Websites : Always test features before going live! Hi, I'm Teena Hughes and I'm a techno-geek who loves the internet, technology and the fast pace of exciting new innovations. I love to share my knowledge and experience with others by helping them create their websites, build an online presence, become an expert in their field by using techniques like SEO, video marketing, online & offline marketing and many other groovy tools :-) If you'd like some help or to be pointed in the right direction, contact me today - I'd love to chat and to offer help in an easy-to-understand way, with easy-to-follow instructions and guidance.
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