Why You Should Stop Ignoring WordPress Updates.

February 04, 2019    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Why Should I Update WordPress?

You’ll receive updates that allow extra functionality in WordPress, but most importantly, is to close known security loopholes.

WordPress is an open-source platform which means anyone can view the source files/code, alter it and test it. While this is a great thing, it comes with a downside: anyone can do the above. If a hacker want’s to create an environment where they can simulate a WordPress website and find a way in, they can and they often do. When they discover a vulnerability, they scour the internet for all websites running this version of WordPress and find a way in. Since WordPress is extremely popular and many people manage their websites themselves, finding an out-of-date WordPress website is easy.

Now, I know, you’re scared of updating WordPress. You should be more scared of someone finding their way into your website, installing malware where it potentially is installed on every computer that visits your website. Or, they simply take down your website, or redirect it to any number of questionable genre’s of websites in existence. Either way, the outcome is not good.

There are many other reasons why you should update WordPress, but this is the primary reason.

What if something breaks?

There’s no doubt about it, something will eventually break.

In that case, you’ll need to hire a professionals like us to fix it. The web is getting more complex by the minute and just like your accounting, there will come a time in your business where you need to hand the reigns to a professional.

Sure, if you have a website for a hobby, that’s another thing. But I see businesses that help deliver an income to a family and employees being self-managed by the business owner.

It’s not smart.

My site is already broken

If your site is already broken, give us a call now (360) 450-3711 and we’ll get you back in working order.

My site isn’t broken yet

If your site isn’t broken and you’d like to talk to us about managing updates, backups, security and more, give us a call now (360) 450-3711

 

Last updated on May 04, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School

www.taft.k12.ca.us

Taft, California

The BEST graphic artist I have worked with in the past 20 years. Found him (surprisingly) on Craigslist. Extremely fast, affordable, and the best quality of work I’ve ever received. He very carefully listened to my ideas and produced graphics exactly reflecting my vision. Shawn’s work exceeded my expectations. His quality of work was also complimented by the printing company who usually reserves comments.

Candy Jackson

Portland, Oregon