Now that you’ve considered your user experience, there are a number of possible technical foundation fixes that might help resolve your website problems.
What version of Drupal or WordPress are you using?
- WordPress 2, while old, may or may not require a rebuild. You might be able to get by with updating and refactoring.
- If you’re using Drupal 7 or WordPress 3, a rebuild is likely not needed.
- However, if you are on Drupal 6, it is at the end of its life, which may make rebuilding more cost-effective and viable for the long term.
Does your site use a lot of custom code?
If so, what does that code do, and are you still using that functionality? Look for ways to streamline where possible.
Is your site’s code a nightmare?
Did you use a professional firm with a North American team? An offshore team? A freelance developer? Or an internal employee who no longer works at your company? It’s a good idea to get the code reviewed so that you can determine its quality, and understand whether your technical foundation will be easy to update, or if you’d be better off starting from scratch. Contact Kanopi for a low-cost assessment.
Are you up to date with the latest security patches and updates?
Lapses can expose the site to hacks and backdoors. Often just updating your site and modules/plugins can solve many issues, so make sure to always keep your site up to date. If you don’t have the time or expertise, a good support team can help with that.
Want to learn more about how we can help you understand every aspect of your site and determine if you need to rebuild or update to help achieve your goals? Contact us to book a free 15-minute consultation. We’re happy to help.