The answer is “Yes” you should. Unlike other software and antivirus programs, you should regularly update your WordPress website. If a new release of WordPress is out, we recommend that you upgrade. These new releases often include new and improved features and fixes.
WordPress accounts for nearly 25% of all content management systems on the internet whichs makes it an enticing target for hackers. Website security is improved substantially by updating to the current version of WordPress, and updating WordPress plugins, potentially saving your site from hackers and malicious code attacks. Sometimes, it even affects your page ranking position with Google Search results. Updating WordPress Plugins is also very much important, it should be done as parallel to updating WordPress.
There’s a lot of reasons people end up neglecting this website maintenance, but it still needs to be done. If not by the site owners themselves, by someone in their organization, or by someone hired to do this task on a regular basis.
Maintenance is an ongoing investment in your website.
Ongoing updates are done in three separate ways:
- Clients are responsible for all updates, as well as any issues that they cause, for themselves.
- We will do updates and fix issues on a case-by-case basis and charge for the time taken.
- We offer a service plan at a fixed monthly cost that allows us to spend the time to update check and backup each site that we have.
Whatever your business chooses to do when it comes to updating plugins, the important thing to do is have a plan. Figure out who is going to do those updates, and stay accountable to that plan. It’s not something that’s optional. It’s part of being responsible to your business.
Please let us know if you would like to have us be part of your plan. Contact us today!