Over time technology changes and the online world moves on pretty quickly, so it’s no surprise that your website from a few years ago is now seen as ‘old’ or ‘out of date’. You can keep updating the content and refreshing the information to keep it relevant, but the platform running behind the website also needs to be kept up to date.
Your website platform is the core of your site, most websites are built on open-source platforms such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, which are widely supported and used by thousands of developers around the world. However, some websites are built on proprietary software, which means it has been custom built and only a limited number of developers will be able to work on it. A lot of website owners find that one day their web developer closes their business or moves away and they are then left with a website which can no longer be maintained.
A website built on an open-source platform such as WordPress or Drupal, can be worked on by different developers which means that you are not tied to one company. With so many developers globally working on the platform and contributing to its development, there’s a vast amount of additional functionality available.
Over time platforms (similar to Windows operating systems) become so old that the original supplier stops any support for this platform and no longer releases any further updates. This can cause a number of problems including:
Issue with an out of date website platform:
The internet has changed a lot in recent years, with Google having a strong influence over how websites should behave and other factors such as social media now have an impact on what should be on a website. Migrating to a new website platform has many additional benefits which can help to improve a businesses overall position online and to open up new opportunities for expansion:
Benefits of migrating to a new platform:
If you’re considering a migration of your website to a new platform, talk to us – we’ll be more than happy to help you assess whether it is necessary and what can be done to ensure a smooth transition. If you’d like to find out more about available platforms and why using a content managed website is best, you can read more here