I recently published installment 5/6 at ArtsHacker.com on how to combat post net neutrality slowdowns. This installment focuses on how to best handle the necessary (and increasingly challenging) task of keeping core platform, theme, and plugin code up to date.
No doubt about it, open source publishing platforms (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.) are loaded with positives. At the same time, one of the growing challenges is making sure the combination of themes and plugins function as designed without conflicts following updates.
And you can be sure that update cycles are going to being picking up over the next year as developers begin tightening their code to operate better in the slow lane/fast lane environments. As such, this guide is designed to help those responsible for site maintenance implement these tasks efficiently and without compromising site up-time.