The Importance of Updating Your WordPress Website
December 21, 2017
Rocksdigital.com a posted an article explaining the importance of updating your WordPress website:
Why Should I Update My WordPress Website?
WordPress Protection Against Hackers
Basically, hackers look for a loophole or vulnerability in the core of your website. You don’t even have to be a pro hacker to view the page source info – you can even inspect this on other sites. If hackers were to insert malicious code into your site, it could allow them to gain control over countless other sites, exploit and deface your brand, and steal private information. Not only do developers continually create new versions for better visual features, but these updates will eliminate bugs and uphold WordPress security, too!
If you’re not actively updating your WordPress site – or NEVER have – give us a call or send us an email so we can help. While the process can seem easy, the truth is that updating plugins and core files may result in incompatibilities that can completely break your website.
We always backup the site before proceeding, and in many cases, complete the updates in a test environment first to ensure we identify any potential problems before we update the live website.
Protection against hackers or other malicious attacks is especially important; every time WordPress issues a core update, they identify the vulnerabilities patched in the new version.
Funny enough, that means they essentially provide a blueprint for attackers to compromise websites that haven’t been updated with these patches.
Not sure what version of WordPress your site is running? Find out!