Website gets a facelift
and goes on a diet.
A leaner, faster website was part of the goal of the redesign. And we got that.
Changing our CMS was part of it to tell the truth. CMS Made Simple was our workhorse for years but we decided to make changes and pick a new CMS. We chose WordPress if only because we have a lot of experience with it. Load balancer wasn’t changed so any perceived lower response time really is the difference in the CMS and has nothing to do with the web servers on the backend. I say perceived though the reality matches perception – it is faster.
Better search functionality was also achieved. WP just does a better job of this than CMSMS ever did.