I’m a UX-designer, and I’ve found myself in the deep end doing client-work and I’m currently re-designing a big website, which hasn’t seen any updating in plugins in some years. Apart from outdated plugins, they use old CSS and the task seems very unmanagable – because of the enormous amount of data, and I’m afraid to implement the change I’ve made in Figma to the website because of the potential risk of data-corruption and loss. The site has existed since 2009 and has accumulated a good domain authority and the brand is somewhat known in my country.
They use the WordPress default builder. They have Elementor installed, but doesn’t use it. I want to use either that or Divi.
So my question: What would you do in my situation? Make a new page in Elementor or Divi, no-index it and start building from there? Try to clean up the current WordPress, update and/or uninstall old and outdated (and possibly non-used) plugins? Something else?
I’m not at all a WordPress-expert, I almost only work on design, and not the implementation part, so if i sound like an idiot, bare with me.
I hope this question is answer-able, and thank you in advance.