Why you should update your WordPress website regularly?
Websites made from web apps such as WordPress are softwares that needs to be updated like you update your operating system (Windows or Mac OS), applications, smartphone apps, etc.
Let’s take a closer look at why.
WordPress is an opensource developed by a community of developers. With each new plugin, theme release, they fix bugs, add new features, improve performance, and optimize performance of existing features to stay up to date with new industry standards.
What is the benefit of using latest version of WordPress?
Security is probably the first reason why you should keep your WordPress website updated. WordPress currently powers 33% of all websites in the world. Due to it’s huge popularity and demand, WordPress is a most common target for hackers to distribute malicious code, and data thieves. So when you do not update your WordPress website, you are wagering your website security and missing out on new features / improvements
- New Feature Upgrades
Every major WordPress release comes with new features and changes to the web application. If you are still using an older version of WordPress, then your Website experience would be a lot different, probably inferior than someone using the latest version. In future your host company may even have trouble finding WordPress help online because you are using an older version.
- Website Speed
WordPress community developers are always trying to upgrade their plugins with new versions to make things faster. Each new release comes with several performance optimizations that makes WordPress website load faster and more efficient. Fast loading website plays a critical role in SEO.
- Bug Fixes
Older version WordPress websites may have bugs. Despite the rigorous testing of major WordPress releases, sometimes bugs may slip through the cracks. If you go to WordPress support forums asking for help, the first advice you will get is to update WordPress because that may fix the issue. If you insist on not updating WordPress, then you will be unable to receive help.
Do I need a web developer to update my WordPress website?
A web developer can manage the WordPress website server account for you and help you with downtime, errors, backups, software installation, FTP, and more. A web developer who specializes in WordPress can get you up and running quickly. Their expert knowledge could be invaluable to the health and quality of your website. A WordPress developer can help you determine whether you need a plugin for a specific website function and which plugin will do that job. A developer can also help you install and configure the plugin so that it does what you need. WordPress developers will already have a list of quality plugins that they typically recommend to their clients. Some of the maintenance of a WordPress website is purely technical or sometimes difficult. You may not have the interest to study online or time to do it. You could thus keep a web developer or agency on retainer to take care of anything that comes up, or you could hire a web deisgn company for Annual maintenance of your website.
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