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Why and how to do a Site Health Check

Why and how to do a Site Health Check

Maintenance of your website is important but can be confusing, especially when you are not a developer.

During the talk, Jenny will be sharing with us why site health checks are important to everyone. She will go through the consequences that can happen with an un-maintained website, and how you can perform a review yourself.

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Jenny Wong

May 18, 2019
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  2. Why and how to do a Site Health Check Jenny

    Wong | Human Made | @miss_jwo
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  5. What is your home made from?

  6. What kind of home do you live in?

  7. • Flat - shared server - shared wiring, plumbing etc

    • House - stand alone server - plumbing, wiring self contained • Building managers - managed hosting • Rentals - hosting companies - letting companies / landlords • Owned - self hosting - have to do all the work yourself. • House keeping - Maintenance
  8. What is WordPress made from?

  9. wordpress.org/about/requirements

  10. PHP The bricks that your digital home is built with.

  11. PHP 7.1, 7.2, & 7.3 Current supported versions of PHP

  12. Supported Versions http://php.net/supported-versions.php

  13. Supported Versions http://php.net/supported-versions.php

  14. What PHP version are people running WordPress on?

  15. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019
  16. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019 20th March 2019
  17. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019 Out of Date Supported versions
  18. WordPress works on all the supported versions of PHP

  19. PHP 5.6.20+ minimum PHP requirement

  20. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019 Less than the minimum Current minimum
  21. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019 Less than the minimum
  22. PHP 5.6 31 December 2018

  23. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019
  24. What PHP versions are people running WordPress on? WordPress.org/about/stats 18th

    May 2019 5.3 5.4 5.6 7.0 5.5 5.2
  25. Do you have a zombie PHP on your site?

  26. Value

  27. What do you get from doing building maintenance?

  28. What do you get from updating PHP?

  29. wordpress.org/support/upgrade-php

  30. PHP 7+ Speed improvements

  31. Speed improvements Less resources used Cheaper hosting ( Depending on

    your hosting provider)
  32. Speed improvements Less resources used Better for the environment

  33. Photo by Andy Brunner on Unsplash Save a polar bear

  34. PHP 7.1+ Security Updates

  35. • Photo by Gabriel Jimenez on Unsplash Team Effort

  36. • Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash What you can

    do
  37. 1. Check 2. Back up 3. Update • Photo by

    Katie Moum on Unsplash
  38. 1. Check with Site Health Check 2. Back Up 3.

    Update with your hosting providers • Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash
  39. 1. Check

  40. What PHP version are you running WordPress on?

  41. WordPress 5.2

  42. Site Health Check

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  49. Supported Versions http://php.net/supported-versions.php Newest Version

  50. Recommendations are exactly that – recommendations.

  51. Site Health Check is to help you make conscious decisions.

  52. 2. Back up

  53. Before things go wrong

  54. If in doubt, Back up.

  55. Back Up your site • Database • Uploaded media •

    Code base
  56. PHP Error Protection

  57. Make sure it is a real address

  58. 3. Update

  59. Migration Time

  60. Contact your hosting provider

  61. Move hosting provider if they can’t help you upgrade your

    PHP version
  62. • Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash Notes

  63. Currently only available on non-multisite installations

  64. If you care about keeping WordPress up to date, you

    should care about keeping your digital home maintained.
  65. The community is here to help WordPress.org/support/forums

  66. The community is here to help pt.wordpress.org/support/forums Portuguese

  67. What about Plugins & Themes?

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  69. Conclusion

  70. We can get rid of zombie PHP

  71. We can get rid of zombie PHP together

  72. The power is in us all

  73. Questões? Jenny Wong | Human Made | @miss_jwo

  74. Ask me later: @miss_jwo | jenny@humanmade.com