Maintenance of your Umbraco platform

Maintaining your Umbraco site is crucial to the user experience. And therefore it is important that you know how to best care for the CMS system so that it lives up to your expectations.

How to maintain your Umbraco platform

It is important to constantly update your Umbraco platform so that it follows the latest trends and contains the best features - this is how the best user experience is ensured.

There are a wide variety of CMS systems like Umbraco - and each one has its pros and cons. But even though they are so miles apart, for example in terms of functionalities, they all have one important thing in common.

Namely the need for maintenance and possible updating of integrations.
 
For the same reason, you need to know the best practices for maintaining and maintaining your Umbraco platform. That way, you can ensure that it always provides its best for both you and your users.
 
 
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SEO

MCB can help you with regular SEO checks on your Umbraco platform so that your website gets a better ranking and usability.

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Upgrading Umbraco

If you have one of the older versions of Umbraco, then our experts are ready to help you migrate your website to the latest version.

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Speed ​​check

At MCB, we are experts in checking the speed of your Umbraco website so that you can live up to Google's algorithms with improved speed.

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WCAG-check

At MCB, you will find experts who are ready to advise you on how your Umbraco site complies with the law on web accessibility in accordance with the applicable provisions of WCAG 2.1.

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Security check

Security issues are often caused by lack of maintenance and updates. Our Umbraco team includes experts who can perform in-depth security checks of your site.

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Implementation of third-party tools

Our developers can seamlessly implement third-party tools for Umbraco. With our extensive knowledge of Umbraco, we can tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Umbraco is an Open Source platform

The network contributes both free and commercial extensions to Umbraco, making the platform more flexible and easy to customize to special and unique needs - whatever it is for ecommerce or not. It is therefore your security to get a personal expression that fits exactly YOUR business.

6 Quick Methods To Update Your Umbraco CMS

1. Always use the latest version of Umbraco

2. Add necessary Umbraco packages

Carry out regular SEO checks

4. Check your forms

5. Keep your data in sync

6. Always check your speed

6 areas you should pay special attention to

We have put together 6 areas that you should focus on for maintenance and care of your platform.

1. Always use the latest version of Umbraco
One of the biggest benefits and thus also strengths of Umbraco is the Open Source community. It includes more than 200,000 active members and organizations that count everything from technical nerds and developers to those curious about more learning.

The community intends to provide professional support and update tools, and therefore it is also ensured that Umbraco CMS is updated regularly with the latest trends - and therefore of course there are also new features with each extension that you should make use of - also in terms of design.

Therefore, you should always make sure that your website is running on the latest version of Umbraco.

2. Add necessary Umbraco packages
When you want to ensure that your website runs smoothly, you can take advantage of a wide range of different packages, which come from both Umbraco and the large Open Source community.

Right now you can make use of over 1,200 free packages and choose from a wide variety of categories such as CRM, security, SEO, etc. However, always make sure that the selected packages are compatible with the version of Umbraco you are using.

Carry out regular SEO checks

You should always keep your website optimized and therefore it is an advantage to devise a thorough SEO plan which constantly gives you an overview of your ranking in various searches. In this way, you also help to improve the performance of your website, you can check for page errors and much more.

There are a large number of different SEO tools that you can use, and which make it easy and fast for you to take care of eg page titles, broken pages, broken internal links, tags, and whatever else you use as part of your content.

That way, you not only increase the ranking of your website, you also make your user interface more user-friendly.
 
4. Check your forms
There may be a risk that you have various forms lying around with actions on your website that are not working as they should. Umbraco Forms is used to collect the data and information you need to improve your site and the overall user experience, and therefore a lack of functionality of them can lead to lost data.

You should therefore always keep an eye on your forms and the information you get from them and update them so that they are consistent with your and the users' experiences. That way, you also continue to collect valuable data that is constantly improving your website.

5. Keep your data in sync
If you run your Umbraco website in multiple environments, it is important that you keep your data synchronized between them. You can do this by, for example, copying all data from one environment and inserting the changes in another environment - however, it is a bit time consuming.

Fortunately, there are also tools from Umbraco such as Umbraco Deploy, which can make the work a lot easier and faster for you.

6. Check the speed
Speed ​​is by far the most important element of your website when it comes to the end user experience. If your website is slow, it will have a negative impact on Google's algorithm and other search engines associated with your website.

For a user landing on your website from the mobile view, it is also important that the speed is top notch, as this is already on a user interface that may seem more limited than that seen on a desktop view .

Therefore, always check the speed on your Umbraco website and always take small steps towards improvements.

 

 

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We recommend...

After 8 comes 9, and therefore it is now time for both Umbraco 7 and 8 to be phased out in favor of Umbraco 9.

A new and improved version has come on the market, which especially everyone with a developer heart will greatly appreciate.

At MCB, we recommend that you complete an ongoing update so that you get upgraded to the new Umbraco 9. This means that each update will be simpler and faster to complete, and at the same time it is ensured that you always have the latest functionalities and corrections.

If migrating your current setup is not an option for you, you should still keep it updated as new, minor fixes are released. This way you ensure that your site remains secure and error-free.

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