It’s imperative that your WordPress website be as current as you can make it. However, it’s not going to be an easy process for the regular person. It will take some time to get the hang of it and know what to do in case something bad happens. Some themes and plugins must be manually downloaded and updated.
Why do some website owners not update their WordPress site? There are three primary reasons for this:
- They’re afraid they’ll break something
- They forget to look and see if there are any necessary updates
- They don’t understand how to do the updates
Never Overlook The Updates
Constantly check for the latest updates for WordPress, plugins and themes to ensure you get the latest version when they are released. This will help to ensure the site’s safety as plugin and theme developers often put out patches to recently penetrated security loopholes that hackers can find. Why should you check for updates? You won’t always receive a notification when one is available.
The Importance Of Maintenance For Your WordPress Site
Maintenance you do on your WordPress site will impact its security, which is why you must keep it updated at all times. The latest WordPress core, themes and plugins typically don’t have any security vulnerabilities, which means your site won’t be at risk for hackers or viruses and other malware.
If all of this still feels like too much or seems too overwhelming, WP Site Patrol has very reasonably priced monthly maintenance plans to assist with all of your WordPress website updates, backups, and security needs.
Stay safe out there and most importantly, have fun!