U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Communication Standards & Guidelines
Websites are never really complete. Once a website is live, it needs to be regularly reviewed, improved, and updated so that the website continues to be relevant and useful to its users. This process is called maintenance.
Every site on EERE is required to have a maintenance plan. This outlines how often you will review and update your site.
If you don't update your content—your words, images, and links—your site will get quickly out of date. Read about what's required and what's recommended when reviewing and updating your site.
Once your website has completed its intended purpose, you should archive it. Learn how to create a backup, delete a website from the server, and update links to your old website.