Before I started at my new company, they had a website service create and design their current website. However, coming in after the fact is like trying to pick up pieces here and there to figure out where everything is and how they created it.
I can edit things, but major changes I'm scared to touch as it may effect everything. Below are the my concerns that I need to address for an upcoming re-design of the website and want to know the best way to go about it w/o losing anything or having any downtime to our site.
-Our WordPress Site has never been upgraded (hence we're still on version 3.0.1)... How do I upgrade without losing anything or any major things happen.
-How do I do a re-design in WordPress without disturbing our current content until we're ready to go live? Thought about using
<a href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-test-drive/">Theme Test Drive</a>
-What's the best way to protect my site from spam/phishing without disabling it from search engines?
Thanks for any input you have.. Truly appreciated.