Hey Good Sunday morning to you!
What a week! I was slammed with work which I love - I really do love being busy.
This morning I'm thinking about my 6 T's of web work. I was talking to an associate about this stuff and I found myself saying "Yes, you have to try it on a test site, test the functionality, troubleshoot any issues, tweak things again, try in on the test site again, and transfer it to the live site."
That's when I realized, I had developed my 6 T's;
When you are working on a website and adding plugins or add-ons and integrating various platforms, you have to realize and accept that these things take time. It's like making bread from scratch. You mix it up with the yeast, gently knead the dough, let it rise, punch it down, let it rise again, bake it and then BOOM! You have a nice loaf of warm bread.
With your website, anything important that you are adding should first be tested on a "test site" You try the application, you test it to see if it does what you expect, (which it may not), you troubleshoot the issue, you tweak it a little, then you try the action again. When everything works, you transfer it to your live site.
Remember, it's not ready to go until everything works from A to Z. Like that loaf of bread, if you don't let it rise long enough, you'll end up with a flat loaf of bread that no one will be interested in.
The point is that the 6 T's are a must - and sometimes you have to go through them more than once - but you will end up with a nice result!