Are you using WordPress for your website? WordPress is a program similar to Microsoft Word that lets you easily update your site but just like Word and Windows, it needs to be updated on a regular basis. New security holes and bugs are found all the time. Just imagine if people all over the world had access to your Windows computer 24/7. I’m pretty sure you make sure it is up to date with the latest security patches.
Let’s start with the basics: as you know WordPress is free and developed by a community of programmers, each new release fixes bugs, adds new features, improves the overall performance and most importantly it enhances the existing features so that you can be up to date with all the latest industry standards. Basically, If you are not updating your WordPress site, you are risking your website security and most likely denying your site of some pretty important new features and improvements.
Security:Security is arguably the most important reason why you should keep your WordPress website up to date, it currently powers approximately 30% of all websites worldwide. That’s great right? Yes! But it also makes it a target for hackers, malicious code distributors, and data thieves. Not only can WordPress succumb to hackers, so can the themes and plug-ins which are important to make your site super unique and customized. Don’t compromise your hardwork and information! Statistics show that 83% of WordPress users that have been hacked because their sites have not been updated. Would you leave your computer without ever updating it with security patches?
Just remember, you website is accessible by everyone on the planet 24/7
You’re missing out!Each WordPress release comes with new features and changes that can improve your experience, add features, and functionality. Don’t forget that if you are not up to date, the help forum may not be as helpful because WordPress will assume that you are using the latest version. Then what?
Speed and Performance:Updates are not only important for the user to implement all the cool new features. Each new release comes with features that also enhance your speed and improve performance.
Pesky Bugs:Let’s face it, bugs happen and even despite rigorous testing, sometimes they make their way in. This is why it’s so important to make sure you site is up to date. One of the latest releases fixed over 20 bugs! That’s 20 less issues you have to deal with.
Leave WordPress Updates to the experts:Not only is it at times time consuming and bothersome to complete these updates, the maintenance tasks can at times be overwhelming. Save yourself the time and trouble, and still reep the benefits of the latest updates! Leave the updating to us and you can continue to keep your business as your main focus. We will make a full monthly backup (in case an update breaks your site) and update all plugins and WordPress.