Why Update Your WordPress Website?

Posted on October 19, 2018

Your WordPress website needs to be updated just like your phone and other devices. When you don’t install the latest software versions, your website may malfunction or get infected with malware. We can continuously update WordPress as new versions are released. Before updating your website, it’s important to have a current backup just in case things don’t go as planned.

Is your website vulnerable?

Updates help to maintain security, increase website speed, fix bugs, and improve functionality. Many websites are vulnerable because they’re either running outdated software or using weak passwords or insecure hosting. It can be frustrating and even frightening to have your website hacked because that can negatively affect the operations and reputation of your business. For example, if a hacker places malware on your website, the site may be flagged as dangerous or removed from search engines. How are new customers searching online going to find your website if it doesn’t appear in the results?

It doesn’t matter if you have a small or large amount of traffic. Many website owners with little traffic think that this cannot affect them, but it can. There are 90,978 security attacks that happen every minute of each day. Cyber criminals who gain access to your website may redirect your traffic to another website, sell your customers’ information, or delete all of your data. A hacked website can take some time to fix, which can get expensive. Why not spend a little money to have your website maintained rather than spending more money to fix issues that could have been avoided?

Our maintenance plans include the following:
• WordPress updates
• Security updates
• Plugin updates
• Improving your website’s user experience
• Installation of the SSL certificate
• Google Webmaster Tools setup

Staying consistent with updates can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. With our maintenance plans, we can handle these tasks for you. Let us manage your website, so that you can take care of your business. Contact us to learn more.