04 Aug Keeping Your Site Updated Will Enhance Security
Time is money – update WordPress Core
Do you know how to update your WordPress website? Do you have time to fix issues if something goes wrong with your update? Keeping your WordPress version updated isn’t a difficult job, but it is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to running an efficient and security tight business website.
Having a professional manage your WordPress updates and many other technical aspects of your WordPress website is a valuable time saver.
One of the reasons that WordPress is increasingly becoming the target of security attacks is because it’s so big. A CMS that powers up to a quarter of the internet will doubtless attract the attention of anyone wanting to insert malicious code, take sites down or steal data. But the very size of WordPress, and of its community of users and developers, is also an asset here.
With smaller and lesser used plugins and those that aren’t well supported, this is less the case. But the fact that all plugins are open source means that even if the plugin developer doesn’t fix the problem, someone else can.
All of this means that when a security vulnerability comes to light in WordPress core or in a major plugin, it can be quickly fixed, and an update released straight away.
Take care of WordPress theme & plugin updates
When that update notification appears in your WordPress Dashboard, there’s no need to ignore it. Most of the time, there’s no risk in updating. If something goes wonky you can simply revert to a previous version of your site and investigate what caused the problem.
If you use reputable plugins and themes on your WordPress website, the chances are there’s a huge community at your fingertips waiting to support you should you need any help.