WordPress used to be just for blogs, but in recent years it has grown to be a versatile easy to use platform. In fact it’s now the world’s most popular CMS, but being popular means that the system can be susceptible to security threats.
Whether utilising your site to make money or to put out some truly engaging content,, keeping WordPress and its related pluggins up-to-date is essential to ensure your website remains as secure as possible.
As well as security benefits, keeping on top of updates also improves features, site speed and performance these are just some of the benefits that you receive all because your WordPress website is kept up-to-date…
Ever-changing features. Just like many open source systems, WordPress is constantly trying to find ways to make the platform faster, better and more robust. If you don’t update your WordPress site, odds are you may miss out on some terrific new opportunities and user experiences. Remember, an update could be the ultimate performance enhancer.
Keeping things safe and secure. Unfortunately we live in a world where viral threats to our websites and servers are always imminent. One of the top-rated systems in the world, WordPress is certainly going to be on a hacker’s radar. The updates help keep your site as free as possible from security breaches, as well as fixing potential bugs that could undermine overall functionality and safety.
Speed it up. People like their sites fast and their download times even faster. WordPress updates heed the calls of the time obsessed users. Nothing is worse than a sluggish site. In fact, if your site is not responsive you will most likely lose those impatient viewers all together. Keeping WordPress updated regularly allows for an overall faster and more efficient site.
Updating WordPress can be as simple as a click of a button – which appears at the top of the admin area. That said, quite often the updates can have a knock on effect with third party pluggins and bespoke functionality, i.e. things stop working as they should. It is therefore wise to perform the update on a test server first and thoroughly test all functionality.