Ask any WordPress Developer when is it time to rebuild your website, and I am sure they will all give you different answers. The WordPress Development team at Trinity Web Media has a little different take on when to rebuild.
When To Rebuild Your WordPress Site
Here are some guidelines Trinity Web Media adheres to let you make the decision about your potential rebuild:
Performance: Have you done everything you can to increase your site’s performance? Are all images optimized? Did your developer deploy a WordPress caching system to minify CSS/JS files to optimize site speed? Have you benchmarked and tested the site after the above changes were complete with GT Metrix, Pingdom, or Google’s Page Speed Insights?
WordPress Stability: Can you safely update your site to the latest WordPress version? When you update WordPress plugins, does your site still work as expected? Does your site’s theme get updated regularly and still functions as expected? Are the above mentioned WordPress themes and plugins tested and compatible with the latest version of WordPress?
Facilitating Site Changes: Can you or your WordPress Development team able to make site design and functionality changes with ease or is your site a ‘House of Cards.’
Budget and Costs: Are you constantly spending budget to fix your site? Does your site work for your business and are you able to add functionality to the current site to scale with your needs?
You make the call whether or not it is time to rebuild your website. The answer to the question becomes obvious if you use these questions as a roadmap to make your own decision.