Why Updating Your WordPress Site Is Crucial
The WordPress CMS is constantly being updated to allow for functional improvements and fix issues that can be vulnerable to many hacking attempts on our website. We update WordPress versions for all of our maintenance customers on a monthly basis because we’ve seen what can happen to outdated WordPress installations.
Need of upgrading WordPress?
1. It Keeps Your Website Secure.
WordPress is open source cms which means the details of each upgrade are available to the public. It’s best to upgrade your wordpress cms as soon as a security fix is released otherwise your insecure version could be the target of an attack.
2. It Helps Ensure Compatibility with New Plugins.
If you are running an older version of WordPress and install a brand new plugin, it may require the latest version of WordPress to work correctly.
3. You Get to Use the Newest Features.
WordPress is constantly improving. Each major release offers new and easy ways to create content. By not upgrading, you might be missing out on some important functions have become standard website practices.
What Are the Disadvantages of Upgrading WordPress?
There is always a risk that WordPress will not work correctly after an upgrade.
Things to be taken care of before upgrading the wordpress
1. Make sure you take backup of your wordpress files
2. Make sure you take backup of both your database