It’s been several years since I last updated the skin on my site. Thanks to Ralph Williams, the site is looking really good again and it’s responsive. If you need a new design for your site, I highly recommend him. However, the process to get to this blog post was quite tumultuous – chock full of hours troubleshooting and continuous frustration spread over the past week. Simply put, my site “appeared” to be loading okay whenever I came to it, but I rarely browsed my own site. The process of rolling out my new design had revealed to me that this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Believe it or not, there are quite a few people out there running on versions of DotNetNuke, and haven't upgraded in quite a long time. This could happen for any number of reasons. But it's important to know that upgrading is not always as easy as just dowloading and upgrading to the most recent version. Due to feature inclusion/exclusion, database schema changes, and more, there may be stops you have to make in the upgrade process.