Website Code Updates:
We recommend using WordPress to create all of our client sites when we can. Why? It is the most versatile system available and has stood the test of time. Did you know more sites are built on WordPress than any other platform? One of the downsides to using such a versatile system is that there are continuous updates that need to be processed. That is why we handle the website code updates for our full service clients.
Why do we need to update the site?
Security is arguably the most important reason why you should keep your WordPress website up to date.
WordPress currently powers 23% of all websites in the world. Due to it’s immense popularity, WordPress is a popular target for hackers, malicious code distributors, data thieves, and wanna be hackers.
This means that if you are not using the latest version of WordPress, then you are using software with known security vulnerabilities. Hackers can search for websites running the older version, and you may become a victim of a sophisticated attack.
Not just WordPress itself, plugins can also be exploited by hackers. We make sure that all your WordPress plugins, themes, and the core itself is always up to date.
The Latest Features
Each major WordPress release comes with new features and changes to the software. It may bee a new editor or just some better code to speed things up.
WordPress developers are always trying to make things faster. Each new release comes with several performance improvements that makes WordPress run faster and more efficient.
Since speed is a huge factor in SEO, we definitely keep your WordPress updated to ensure maximum performance benefits.
Despite the rigorous testing of major WordPress releases, sometimes bugs may slip through the cracks. Many small updates happen every month to fix these.
Do updates break the site?
Yes sometimes and unless you have hours available to figure out the problem it is best to let a pro handle this as they have the experience to quickly diagnose and solve any problem you may face which means getting your site back up and running asap.