…and counting! WordPress is an amazing online revolution that brought traditionally expensive and time consuming content management systems to millions of website around the world – allowing anyone access to update them without the need of a developer.
But as always, there’s someone out there looking to crash the party and cause problems. Over the past few weeks there had been some high-profile security issues with a certain common plug in used on a high proportion of wordpress sites.
Sites which weren’t kept updated were at risk – some were brought down. I worked hard at my end with my developer to make sure this didn’t happen to our sites that we manage, but it again shows why it’s so important to keep your website updated if it runs on WordPress.
There are 3 elements which need updating – at least every quarter;
1. Your Themes 2. Your Plug-ins 3. WordPress itself
While there’s no 100% guarantee you will never encounter problems even if you update, it’s better to be safe than sorry!