Even when you have set up your WordPress website and made it go live, the task isn’t quite finished. WordPress is open-source software, meaning any bugs or problems found are regularly addressed, and the security features are updated and improved. This ensures enhanced user experience and surfing performance and protects your site data against malicious activities, spam and hackers.
According to experts, the main reason why 83% of WordPress blogs are hacked is because their WordPress version is obsolete and not updated regularly. So, if you are getting that update notification on your dashboard prompting you to enhance the performance and security of your website, don’t ignore it and get it done as soon as possible!
Here are some of the advantages of updating WordPress often:
With every new version, WordPress comes with exciting new features to make website management simple and intelligent. These additional features help you manage your website and bring a smoother and more seamless surfing experience for your target audience.
Suppose your WordPress isn’t updated and secure against hackers and malware. In that case, it may experience unexpected downtime, drastically affecting its rankings and all the hard work you have put in to optimize traffic.
One of the main reasons we encourage updating your WordPress quite often is for protection against hackers and malware. Updates not only fix any bugs and issues on the website but the new and robust security features also keep any unwanted malware and intruder activity away from your website.
Should You Update Your WordPress Yourself?
Even though it may sound simple, updating your website from scratch can turn out to be a tricky task. You need to back up your current WordPress files, the database structure and content, and the plug-ins running on your website. This is done to ensure that your previous data and files stay intact, and in case something goes wrong, you can revert to the old version and start from scratch.
If an update goes wrong, not only can the site crash, but you also risk losing a lot of vital information that may prove difficult to recover in the absence of optimum backup.
Sounds scary? Get iin touch with a professional who can update your WordPress website without hefty expenses and lengthy bills. And the experts at Slinky Web Hosting are your best pick for the job!
Set Up Auto Updates
WordPress automatically updates your core site and themes, translation files and plug-ins. Setting up these automatic updates can save a lot of time. For guaranteed results and to ensure that your site performance or data isn’t affected during the entire backup procedure, it is best to get in touch with professional web hosting providers who are experts in managing and maintaining your website like a breeze.
Contact Slinky Web Hosting today for assistance in setting up auto updates or when you need professional services for upgrading and updating your WordPress site. We offer data recovery and backup services so that optimal website performance is ensured and no data gets lost, preventing any issues and hassles down the road.