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 Since WordPress is extremely popular and many people manage their websites themselves, finding an out-of-date WordPress website is easy.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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