For anyone keeping up with the tech news on the internet, it seems like there is always a new update to help get rid of security or vulnerability problems that are present with a previous version of WordPress or its associated plugins. While this may seem like a problem that would sway you from using this content management system for your website, the problems are generally found and corrected before they become an issue. But how important is it to keep your WordPress website up-to-date and how can an agency like Skynet Solutions help ensure you are protected?
If you can believe it, some WordPress websites on the internet haven’t been updated in quite a long time because the web developer told the client that performing updates could potentially break the website or the owner of the website believes that “if it’s not broken, it doesn’t need to be fixed”. Unfortunately, this thinking could be doing more harm than good. And, in some cases, you could be putting your own business’ information or your customers at risk. However, there are many great reasons to keep your WordPress website up-to-date despite what you’ve heard.
Why Should You Update WordPress?
Most people think that WordPress updates are only provided to give users more bells and whistles that they may not need. However, there are many more important reasons for regular updates to be released; particularly if they are considered “crucial updates”. This includes fixing bugs or patching security vulnerabilities that may give hackers direct access to the back end of your website as well as all of the data associated with it. Other potential benefits could be technology to improve the user experience or improve performance and compatibility for existing plugins that you may already be using on your website.
What Should You Do Before You Update?
For businesses that are set on doing their own updates, it is important to understand that things can potentially go wrong throughout the process if a plugin update is untested with a new version of WordPress. For this reason, it is important to create a backup before getting started to revert to the earlier version if needed. However, if you aren’t comfortable doing this, there’s a good chance that you will want to work with an agency to keep your WordPress website up-to-date.
To ensure your updates go as smoothly as possible and no problems arise, Skynet Solutions proudly offers WordPress Maintenance Services on a quarterly or monthly basis or as part of our Business Plus or Business Prime hosting plans. No matter what your unique needs may be, we are sure to have the perfect fit. Click the link below to browse our available plans or call us at (918) 895-1982 to learn more.
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