My WordPress Site Audit provides a comprehensive overview of your WordPress site to determine what issues you may be having with your website, and most importantly, how to fix them.
Auditing a site highlights any problems, but also gives me a thorough understanding of your website so I can support it better than anyone else.
Included in my WordPress Site Audit
I’ll check through your plugin list to identify any outdated plugins or conflicts.
Security & Backups
I’ll use security scanners to check your site for any vulnerabilities. I’ll ensure a full backup of your site is taken before I begin.
I’ll look at your theme’s code to identify ways of improving this to increase the performance of your site.
I’ll check the site for performance issues using YSlow and Google Page Speed.
I’ll check your user accounts to ensure strong passwords and audit administrator accounts.
I’ll check your WooCommerce configuration for any UX issues.
How it Works
The steps I undertake to complete my WordPress Site Audit
I can do almost everything without any input from you; you can let me get on with this, and I will come back to you if I have any questions or require more access.
You might have identified performance issues related to your theme, plugins or your hosting provider – my audit identifies these issues. Often clients want an audit because they have an existing site that was built by another developer but the site now has problems. The report provides clarity on where your problems lie and how to fix them.
I’ll start with an initial phone consultation to talk through what problems you’ve been having. I’ll ask you to create an Administrator account for me to login and use during the audit process.
Note, it is good for me to understand where you want to go with your site. Is there a feature you are looking to change in the future, or might you be getting a development agency to redesign parts of it? All of this helps me understand more about your website, and for me to better help your business.
The first thing I always do is ensure I have access, and that backups are setup. I cannot make any changes until I have a complete backup of the website.
I’ll also perform this audit if you want me to support and maintain your website so that there are no surprises for either of us when we look after your site.
Initial site errors
Here I am trying to establish if there are any urgent, obvious problems that we need to fix, which you may or may not be aware of.
Website security is at the core of what I offer. My initial audit makes sure that your site is clean and set up properly, giving us a solid foundation to work from.
My aim now is to remove anything unnecessary, or any historic plugins or files which are not used and might cause either complication or risk.
Many of my customers come to me with requests to speed up their site. Now that I have audited your site and cleaned any unused plugins and files, I can work out the best way to optimise performance. For example, different methods work with different types of website; and some web hosts provide their own caching plugins which may or may not be beneficial.
Maybe you’ve been working with an SEO and now need technical Development to fix those issues, I can help
The outcome of our audit is an an easy-to-understand document that gives clear recommendations to improve your website’s performance and security. This is hand-written specific to your website, prepared by me. If your website is working 100% as expected then I’ll tell you that too.
Once your report is complete, I’ll provide ideas on how best to tackle any issues. Typically this involves a fixed period of development work to correct any plugin or theme issues which will measurably improve your site’s performance.
Frequently asked questions
I need web hosting logins and also website (e.g. WordPress) logins. If you don’t have them I can help to reset them.
Yes, BUT It’s more personal than this, my audits are entirely manual and designed so I can help you more. I will give you feedback and outline any next steps.
My audits are designed to be progressive. Once I have done the first, I keep notes and use that as a base to add further details. But yes, I can do it again.
Book your WordPress Site Audit
I’ll review your current site, its’ theme and plugins to check that everything is as it should be.
A complete site audit is a powerful asset, it’s like having a full service done on your car. Alerting and making you aware of any problems that might be brewing before they have a larger effect on your website and ability to operate your business.
I’ll take a quick look at your site to see how big an audit you may need (99% of the time a few hours is enough and a typical audits cost £100).
Need a website audit?
Ready to book a WordPress Site Audit, or just want to have a chat, please get in touch.
I believe in honest communication and working with dedicated passionate people to create meaningful changes that have a measurable impact on your business.