Why Do I Need to Update WordPress? – Ask EZ

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When you think about updating your website, you probably think about things like correcting old information, or changing the design. The stuff you can see.

But when was the last time you updated the back end of your website? The stuff you can’t see?

If you have a WordPress website, neglecting updates could put your site at major risk. To find out why, keep watching.

Hi, I’m Tom Malesic, founder and President of EZMarketing, and you’re watching Ask EZ. This is where small business owners go to get real answers to their marketing questions.

Why You Need to Update WordPress

If you have a WordPress website, you need to be doing regular updates. Here’s why:

The WordPress platform is built around the concepts of plugins. Your site relies on plugins for things like forms, galleries, e-commerce, and more.

Most sites have at least a dozen plugins. And each one of those plugins regularly releases updates.

Sometimes these updates fix bugs or add features, but most often, they are security updates because hackers have found a way to exploit that plugin. If you don’t keep your plugins up-to-date, your website is more likely to get hacked.

It’s a lot like the regular updates for Windows and Office products. Because everyone uses Microsoft programs, hackers love to target them. If you’re not installing Windows updates, you’re vulnerable to getting hacked.

How to Make WordPress Updates Simple

OK, so you need to be updating WordPress. But especially if you have tons of plugins, how do you keep track of them all, and make sure they’re up to date?

We offer a WordPress Security Updates service to handle everything for you.

Every day, we’ll scan for and implement updates to your WordPress installation and plugins. We’ll handle all the configuration and make sure none of the updates interfere your website’s functionality. Plus, we do extra backups so if something does happen, it’s easy to restore your site.

And in the event that your site does get hacked, we will fix it for free.

We provide a report each month that summarizes all the updates and backups, so you can be confident that your WordPress site is secure and up-to-date.

Protect Your WordPress Website Today!

Don’t leave your WordPress site vulnerable. Keep your website running smoothly and securely with regular WordPress security updates.

Contact us today to get started!

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