There are a variety of CMSs and each of them has its benefits and drawbacks. All CMSs requires constant care, similarly, a site hosted on the Umbraco CMS also requires a constant check.
Umbraco is a popular content management system which has a lot of advantages. In total Umbraco has more than 443,500 active installs.
Some of the advantages of Umbraco are listed here:
Umbraco is a leading open-source ASP.NET CMS that can be easily adapted to suit a wide range of needs.
- Umbraco is flexible and scalable. With Umbraco, you can run everything from small campaign sites to complex applications.
- Umbraco is a good choice for creating unique custom websites for enterprise-sized businesses.
- Umbraco websites look structured. They are very easy to maintain and offer an intuitive editing experience for content creators.
- The worldwide community of developers is constantly working on Umbraco to improve it and they provide great tools that you can use on your website.
To take the full advantage of Umbraco, proper site maintenance is required. There are some standard practices for maintaining any website, but Umbraco has specific features and packages that require a user’s special attention.
In this article, we have listed 5 important points which will help you run your Umbraco website at its absolute best:
- Use the latest version of Umbraco
- Up-to-date Umbraco packages
- Constantly check your website speed
- Check your forms
- Perform SEO audits on a regular basis
Use the Latest Version of Umbraco
Umbraco has a community of 20,000 active members and a commercial company. These members regularly update Umbraco to align with the latest development trends and best practices. Every new Umbraco release offers some new amazing features. So, in order to stay up to date on all Umbraco features, you should keep updating your website. The most recent version of Umbraco is v7.12.4, Umbraco 8 is under development, its release date is yet to be announced.
Up-to-date Umbraco Packages
There are a number of packages available to help you run Umbraco website more efficiently. These packages range in categories like SEO, E-commerce, security, CRMs. Based on your business requirement you can add packages that best match your business requirements.
Before adding a package to ensure that your website is on the most recent version of Umbraco. Test the package and make sure that they are compatible with the newest version of Umbraco.
Constantly Check Website Speed
The speed and reliability of a website are very important. If the speed of a website is slow, it will affect the algorithm of Google and other search engine associated with your site. Also, a user landing on your website or mobile app demands a good speed as a part of their experience from your website.
Always check your Umbraco CMS website speed and take steps to ensure it runs fast to make it SEO- and user-friendly. To know how you can improve the website performance and what you can do to increase the overall speed use Google Analytics and Page Speed Insights. Our experts at TamdenNZ can help you.
Check Forms & Updates
Most websites have forms or that require a user to enter information so as to allow users to reach the page related to the products or services they are interested in. At times, like any other functionality of a website, forms can also break or stop working. These forms contain important information obtained from the users, and to avoid such incidents, it’s highly recommended to regularly test the forms on your website.
Do an SEO Audit on a Regular Basis
A regular SEO audit is essential for your business growth. To do so, you’ll need a consistent schedule of check-ins using your choice of SEO tools to watch rankings. Also, check for page errors, and overall site performance.
The list of SEO items you should check is:
- Broken pages
- Broken Internal Links
- Broken media/ images
- Page titles
- Schema, and more
A regular check on these items will help you provide a great user experience. It will also enhance the website’s organic visibility.
Tandem NZ offers numerous Umbraco development and maintenance services. We can help you run your Umbraco website at its absolute best. If you’re facing issues or have any questions, feel free to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!