It’s the age-old question—should I upgrade my content management system? Okay…it may not really be "age-old," but it is a question that has been around since the creation of the CMS. Do I really need to upgrade, or am I fine just sticking with the version I have? Is it really worth it? Today is the day that question gets put to rest because we are going to answer it for you once and for all. And the answer is…yes, yes you should upgrade.
It’s time to dust off the cobwebs, grease up the gears, and get your website running at its full potential. We’re not going to try and sell you on ExpressionEngine because you’ve been using it for awhile now, and we have no doubt it has sold itself by this point. What we will do, however, is point out some key highlights on why it is time to take the next step and upgrade to the latest version of ExpressionEngine.
It’s More Secure.
As technology advances, so do the people trying to circumvent it. As you are aware, ExpressionEngine 2 is already a highly secure CMS platform, and ExpressionEngine 3 continues where its predecessor left off. We cannot stress how imperative it is to get your website running on the most secure ExpressionEngine platform to date and product your hard-earned business.
All things must come to an end, and that is exactly what has happened with ExpressionEngine 2 support. While we will continue to walk along side you every step of the way, ExpressionEngine 2 will no longer receive any bug fixes, feature improvements, or security updates. Upgrading to ExpressionEngine 3 will ensure that your website will continue to receive the best support possible and receive the attention it deserves.
The control panel now loads quicker than ever allowing you to get in, make updates, and get out even faster, but that’s not where it ends. Our clients have noticed substantial drops in page load times on their website simply by upgrading to ExpressionEngine 3 with no other changes being made. In an age where 40% of website visitors will leave your site if a page takes longer than about 3 seconds to load, speed is king. ExpressionEngine 3 the key to getting there.
Lets be honest, you spend a lot of time updating your website and the control panel in ExpressionEngine 2 can feel a little clunky at times. You’ll be pleased to know that the control panel in ExpressionEngine 3 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. Not only is it cleaner and more intuitive to navigate, but it is also fully responsive, making it easier to update from any browser or mobile device.
It’s Easier To Maintain.
Not only was the control panel revamped, but so was the way ExpressionEngine is updated. Once your site has been upgraded to ExpressionEngine 3 it will be much easier (and cheaper) to keep your website up-to-date and running at its full potential. And lets be honest, we all like cheaper.
If you have any question or would like to talk more in depth about what upgrading from ExpressionEngine 2 to ExpressionEngine 3 entails, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.