The start of the year is always a great time to take stock of your website and see what improvements and updates need to be made. The web is an ever-changing place, it can be easy to get left behind just by allowing your website to merely pass in terms of functionality. To ensure everything is up to date, here are some important areas to check and revise for 2014.
Dates and Times – Remember to go through and update the year on all the disclaimers and contracts contained on your website. Though this is not always strictly crucial from a legal perspective, failing to do so can present an unprofessional impression to viewers. It’s even more important for those who have a booking form on their website, so check this as soon as possible.
Plugins – Many websites these days use WordPress as a base, which provides great functionality in the form of plugins. These are created by users, who are also responsible for maintaining them and troubleshooting. They often release new versions with added features and functionality, however you need to go through and get these updates for yourself. Be warned however that updating plugins can cause conflicts and issues, so be prepared to spend some time tweaking to get everything working in harmony.
Content – There’s always room for improvement when it comes to the content of your website. If it’s been a while since you’ve read through it thoroughly, now’s the perfect time to see if there are any words you can cut back on, paragraphs that could be thinned out, items that could be turned into lists, etc. The aim is to get it as slim and efficient as possible while still conveying all the necessary information.
Now’s the time to check that your site is all up to date and ready to face the new year, as well as make any upgrades and changes that have been sorely overdue.