WordPress Website Audits & Project Rescues

As specialists in WordPress website audits & project rescues, we have the expertise to conduct a thorough examination of your site, identifying any existing issues and solutions to improve its performance.

Entrusting us with auditing your website will also pave the way for a smoother and more efficient online presence, ultimately saving you time, resources and energy. Let our team rediscover the potential of your WordPress and WooCommerce site to support your business growth.

As WordPress developers and certified WooExperts, our team have more than 10 years experience in carrying out complex WordPress audits, project takeovers and migrations.

So, whether your site is running slowly, requires the latest security patches applying or you’re just not happy with overall performance, we have a comprehensive and methodical approach to determine the best way forward.

Symptoms of poor code quality and out of date WordPress sites

  • If your WordPress or WooCommerce site hasn’t been built to adhere to best practices or isn’t being maintained correctly, it’s likely to suffer from some or all of the below symptoms. Our WordPress Audit process will identify any issues and provide recommendations along with timescales for fixing them.
  • → Consistently crashes for no apparent reason
  • → Poor performance – website loads slowly
  • → Security holes – website was hacked
  • → SEO issues – website not performing well in search engines
  • → Deployment of new features leads to bugs appearing across the site
  • → Editing content in the admin takes a long time
My website has performance issues

Migration Process

It is critical to have a well-defined plan for the audit and takeover process to ensure a smooth migration. The following steps outline every essential aspects of this process:


Initial assessment

Initial overview of the current state of the website, encompassing its content, design, functionality, security and overall performance. This will provide a comprehensive understanding of the priority areas that require improvement or remediation.


Perform a robust security assessment to identify any known vulnerabilities or threats, such as malware, outdated plugins, weak passwords, and unauthorised user access.


Analyse key performance factors using industry leading tools such as GTmetrix, Google PageSpeed Insights and Pingdom to gain a clear understanding of the website’s performance. This will cover speed, load time and Core Web Vitals to ensure optimal user experience.


Review the quality, relevance and structure of the website’s content. This includes Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness (E-E-A-T) factors used by Google to evaluate the quality of your pages as well as product/category descriptions, instances of duplicate or thin content and any missing or outdated information.


A deep dive technical analysis of the website, covering aspects such as code structure, plugin compatibility and critical WordPress updates to ensure the website is functioning optimally.


A 100-point SEO audit covering technical, on and off-page SEO factors that could be affecting your site’s visibility – with a clear prioritised breakdown of what we can do to help you fix them alongside longer term opportunities.

User Experience

Evaluate the website’s user experience, looking at key aspects such as navigation, accessibility, mobile experience, conversion funnels and overall user-friendliness.

At Migration

Backup & Transfer

Create a secure backup of all website files, content and databases before transferring the website to our optimised WordPress hosting stack.

Security Measures

Implement appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access and safeguard sensitive information. This can include updating software, establishing a robust password policy, and installing industry-standard security plugins.

Post Migration

Long term strategy

Define the goals for your website in line with your wider business objectives to create a roadmap of new features and functionality to drive more conversions.

Website optimisation

A consistent programme of website improvements including plugin updates, site speed & core web vitals improvements and content optimisation to ensure optimal performance, security and UX.

Ongoing maintenance

Dedicated WordPress hosting and maintenance package to ensure your website’s ongoing security, performance and functionality, including software updates, backups and security measures.

H. Pigney & Son

Everyone from all departments at Kanuka Digital have been very knowledgeable and willing to help bring our online vision to life. No question or idea was too much and the ERP integration they built for our e-commerce site is second to none – a great relief that all our product information is being transferred correctly. They have covered every area of our site and improved usability for both us and customers, we look forward to seeing the future success of the site.

Anna Pigney
Director, H. Pigney & Son

Hosting & Maintenance

Once we’ve rescued your website and got it back to full health, we will make sure that it stays that way.

We offer managed hosting and maintenance packages underpinned by our dedicated proactive technical team who are always on hand to keep your site running smoothly and to ensure your business stays sustainable and competitive online.

With our support we aim to offer complete peace of mind with packages that cover not just outages and problems, but also a full range of day-to-day business support, all centred on your WordPress website.

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We’re a straight-talking web development agency that excel in the design and development of eCommerce stores, learning solutions and lead generation websites.

  • 50+ team of designers, developers and creative strategists with a passion for all things digital
  • Proven experience growing eCommerce companies from startups through to FTSE 100s
  • Partnered with data-driven marketing specialists Proof3 and Adobe Commerce Gold Partners iWeb for a holistic approach to digital growth.
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