The Importance of Keeping Your WordPress Site and Plugins up to Date

It’s easy to forget about your website when your business is the main focus of your time. We all know how quickly a month goes by let alone a week. WordPress updates automatically when a security vulnerability comes to light, but sometimes that is not enough. Security weaknesses of the WordPress CMS should be patched immediately, not as soon as the WordPress team can patch it. The best way to ensure your site is safe and up to date is regularly updating WordPress and plugins.

There is no automated way to take care of WordPress and it’s plugins. Updates must be carried out manually and with the watchful eye of a web professional. This is because updates to the WordPress core and updates to plugins can cause site issues. For this reason it is important to have a backup made before carrying out any updates.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

There is a lot of talk on the web and use of scary terms like “Ransom-ware” and “Malware”. These are real threats and deserve real attention, however, don’t let them scare you. Let the web professionals take care of it for you! They are hard at work making sure criminals cant get a hold on their systems. Having a sensible update program and simply being prepared can prevent most serious issues from ever affecting your website.

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