15 great reasons to upgrade your website to Umbraco 7
In the right hands, a customised Umbraco website can become a powerful marketing tool compared to other content management systems on the market. That's why over 70% of our clients have already upgraded to Umbraco 7.
This article looks at the key benefits of upgrading to Umbraco 7, with a particular focus on how it can help with page creation, SEO, security and overall performance.
#1 The Admin interface is more user-friendly
As Umbraco 7 has been redeveloped from the ground up, the administrative user interface has been reworked and is much more user-friendly than previous versions.
For most clients, a 2-3 hour training session is more than enough to start even novice users using their new website and it doesn't take long until they're creating fantastic pages.
It's worth considering how beneficial this is. It empowers your team to make a broad range of changes and additions to your website without the assistance of designers and developers. But if you do have extra technical and creative resource on hand, their time can be spent on much more valuable tasks.
#2 The Media Library is smarter
Top of the list of frustrations with content management is dealing with images. Uploading them, optimising them, naming them and actually finding them when you need them can be a pain.
Thankfully, Umbraco 7.6 has redesigned the Media Library feature to make it a whole lot easier to manage all of your images on your website.
It’s much more intuitive and less clunky to access your images. You can drag and drop your image into your library straight from your page node. You can even define how your images are positioned for different purposes such as header image, thumbnail or promo.
We at Gecko have also added our own improvement by integrating the Tinify API. This allows you to compress and optimize JPEG and PNG images automatically. Which means no more bloated images making your website unnecessarily slow.