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Why Keep Your WordPress Website Updated?

by | Jul 3, 2020 | Help Articles on Web Design

So we all know the importance and benefits of keeping any software up-to-date.  The same reason holds true with your WordPress website.  Not only will you benefit from the latest features (FREE OF CHARGE), but you will also reap improved security vulnerabilities, increased speed and an upgrade in performance.

What are the Downsides of Not Updating?

The #1 downside of NOT updating your site is being HACKED.  There are literally thousands of hackers who spend their day looking for websites that have not been updated.  If there are any vulnerabilities, they take advantage and take control of your site.  The last thing you want is for your customers to visit your site and see x-rated content.

So …   How Do I Update My WordPress Website?

It is a good practice to log into the backend of your website at least once a month to see if there are any updates available.  If there are updates available, you will see a red circle in the left menu with the number of updates available.


Here are my update suggestions:

  • For WordPress Core:  Always update
  • For Plug-ins:  If you see the verbiage “Compatibility with WordPress x.x.x: 100%“, perform update.
  • For Themes:  This can be tricky, so I would consult with a professional.  You can always call or email us and we can let you know if it is okay to perform the update.

The best way to keep your site up-to-date is to sign up for our Site Protector service.  We can do the work for you so you can focus on running your business!