The first step is to conduct a thorough analysis of the existing website. This involves assessing the website's structure, functionality, integrations, customizations, and any third-party extensions or modules. It's important to identify any deprecated features or functionalities that may require updates or replacements in the new version. Additionally, an evaluation of the website's performance, security, and content structure is conducted to identify areas for improvement.
Once the analysis is complete, the migration process begins. This typically involves setting up a separate environment for the new Kentico Xperience installation and importing the data from the Kentico 12 database. Kentico provides comprehensive documentation and tools to assist with the migration process, ensuring a smooth transfer of data and content. Custom code, extensions, and integrations from the previous version may need to be reviewed and updated to ensure compatibility with Kentico Xperience.
Design and Development Enhancements
With the migration complete, it's an opportune time to assess the website's design and development aspects. Kentico Xperience offers enhanced design capabilities and a range of new features. This step involves redesigning the website's layout, incorporating new design elements, and leveraging the latest capabilities of Kentico Xperience. Additionally, any custom functionality or integrations that need to be updated or rebuilt can be addressed during this stage. It's crucial to thoroughly test the website's functionalities and integrations to ensure everything is functioning as expected in the new version.
Content Migration and Testing
After the design and development enhancements are implemented, the content from the Kentico 12 website needs to be migrated to the new platform. This includes transferring and restructuring the content hierarchy, ensuring proper metadata and URL redirects, and updating any content-related customizations. Extensive testing is conducted to verify that the content migration is successful and that the website functions properly across various devices, browsers, and user scenarios. Any issues or bugs that arise during testing are addressed and resolved.
Launch and Post-Upgrade Support
Once the website is thoroughly tested and deemed ready, it can be launched on the Kentico Xperience platform. A careful review is conducted to ensure all functionalities, integrations, and design elements are working correctly. Following the launch, post-upgrade support is provided to address any immediate issues or concerns and to ensure a smooth transition for users. Regular monitoring and ongoing maintenance are also recommended to keep the website optimized and up-to-date.
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If you are ready to elevate your customer experience with the latest digital experience platform, we welcome the opportunity to show you how we can help. Our experienced team will guide you through development and implementation, ensuring a smooth transition and successful launch.