Be honest, when was the last time you updated the version of WordPress running your website? Last week, last month, last year? And have you been keeping your plugins up-to-date as well?
I know, boring!
But it’s really important to keep your website updated. Gone are the days when you could have a website built and not touch it again… Oh ok, I admit it those days never actually existed – it’s always been super important to keep your website content updated. But now that the majority of websites are running on a content management system like WordPress, you also have the job of keeping the software updated.
It’s important because it will:
- help keep your website secure from hackers
- help keep the site running smoothly as web technology changes
- keep Google happy
If you don’t take the time to update your software the worst case scenario would be that your site gets hacked, which believe me isn’t much fun! And if you leave it too long you may be looking at a rebuild – that is a pretty extreme case, but can happen.
If you’re worried about whether your website hasn’t been updated recently and aren’t sure how to tackle it yourself, give us a shout and I’m sure we’ll be able.