WordPress Audits

Whether you’re carrying our due diligence on your website, diagnosing performance issues, dealing with threats to your security, or simply looking to unlock your CMS for growth, our expert-led WordPress audits will help with planning your next steps.

Why Hire Us? WordPress Development Services

Your detailed WordPress audit, conducted by industry experts

You may be looking to move agency, plan a series of website changes, or you need to know where you stand from a security and quality perspective. No matter where you stand, our expert-led WordPress audits are designed to help you understand your existing infrastructure and plan your next steps.
There are two parts to our comprehensive audit process for WordPress, each analysing and benchmarking your website and its wider infrastructure in different ways.

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Improve your website’s performance, security and a whole lot more

At Illustrate Digital, we’re dedicated to helping build the best experiences using WordPress.
As a headless WordPress agency we help you to architect, develop and launch user-centred digital experiences, ensuring that every step of the process is handled with care and precision.
Whether you’re looking to launch a new website, redesign an existing one or just need some pointing in the right direction, we can help you achieve your vision.

Empowering you with the data to make great decisions

Most organisations looking to carry out an audit with us are considering some kind of change to the way they operate their website.

  • You may be experiencing constant issues and struggling to build upon your website
  • You could be unsure if you’re getting the best quality from your developers
  • You perhaps need to carry out due diligence and ensure everything is in order technically
  • Or you’re wanting to evaluate whether or not to build upon what you currently have

If any of these situations sound familiar, then our experts at Illustrate Digital can help. In fact, these are the very reasons we built our audit service. To help give you the information you need to make great decisions for your organisation.

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What's covered in the WordPress website audit with Illustrate Digital?

It's important to arm you with the right information to help you make great decisions. This is how we've structured our audits and the insights they uncover. Let's take a look at what's covered as part of our WordPress website audit process.

WordPress best practices

Taking a look beneath the surface at your WordPress back-end, we delve into your plugins, post types, user privileges, software versions and more to perform a health check of your website. This is benchmarked against WordPress best practices and aligned with our own standards as a leading WordPress agency.

Security and performance

It’s easy to carry out a few website security and performance tests, but in this audit we dig in to understand the reasons why your site may not be performing, or why it may be insecure, and uncover opportunities for improvement. We align this with our expertise as an ISO27001 certified organisation for security.

Codebase and architecture

Often the root cause of a lot of issues is the less obvious area of code quality, workflow and infrastructure. Our developers take a deeper look at the foundation of your website and recommend ways to strengthen your setup. We’re also looking for operational improvements here to save you time and money.

WordPress Audit FAQ

We sure do. Our experts need to take a look beneath the surface in order to deliver you the best quality audit report possible.

However, there are a couple of ways to make this process more safe and secure:

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements: we’re happy to sign your NDA (or provide our own) in order to give you assurance that we’re not going to share your trade secrets. Security and confidentiality are important to us, and it’s important you can trust your audit provider. This is one of the many reasons we’re ISO 27001 certified for information security management.
  • Staging Server Access: we get it, you don’t want someone snooping around on your live website with the potential for things to break, and that’s okay. As long as your hosting provider has the option to create, or provide access to a staging environment, we can perform our audit on a direct copy of your website without needing to login and access the live version.

If you have any specific security requirements or concerns, speak to one of our team and we’ll be happy to chat about the options available to us.

Not necessarily. Our WordPress audits are split in two: WordPress back-end, and codebase. It’s up to you how detailed you’d like us to be when carrying out the audit on your website.

If you’d like to get started by reviewing the WordPress back-end only, then no access to your code repository is needed. On the other hand, if you’d like us to carry out the full audit process, then we’ll need access to your code.

Every website infrastructure is different, so if you’d like to discuss your options on how to share your code with us in the most secure way, reach out today and one of our team will discuss the options with you.

We absolutely do. Accessibility is a crucial aspect of any website, especially when it comes to ensuring engagement is high across all stakeholders, including those living with disabilities and accessibility requirements.

Whilst our WordPress website audit covers a few small accessibility aspects, we have a separate, dedicated audit just for this.

To enquire about an accessibility audit, get in touch and one of our team will discuss your requirements and walk through the options with you.

We sure do! At Illustrate Digital we specialise in two areas: UX and WordPress. For those looking to understand more about their users, and benchmark their website against best practices, we have a specific UX expert review that’s built for auditing websites from a user and aesthetic perspective.

You can find out more about our UX audits over on our UX Expert Review page.