In 2017, there were 22 WordPress updates. Is your site up-to-date?
Throughout the year, WordPress issues updates, from minor bug fixes and security releases to completely new versions. As WordPress issues their updates, many plugin developers keep pace, either because they have identified their own bugs or because they need to make adjustments to their code to account for WordPress core code changes.
Keeping up with these updates is a critical part of keeping your website healthy and secure.
Hackers exploit vulnerabilities that go unfixed. If you aren’t upgrading to the latest versions, these vulnerabilities invite nefarious users to inject malware, deface your site, or even cause it to crash completely. According to WPBeginniner, 83% of hacked WordPress sites are not upgraded.
Learn more about the importance of website maintenance in our blog post “Your website: don’t set it and forget it’.”