The New WordPress Update – How Dexterous Designs Can Help

The WordPress 5.9 update has landed! WordPress have also launched the Twenty Twenty-Two theme, which brings a whole array of flexible options for designers, where the new site editor tool can be used to select typography and fonts can be applied on all your pages. Likewise, you have access to site-wide formatting settings, so you can easily create consistent colour schemes and layouts across your site. Finally, some tweaks have been made to improve the performance of lazy loading. 

With over 70 million users WordPress is the most popular Content Management platform in the world; when you keep WordPress updated, it’s also among the most secure. However, if you neglect the updates, WordPress websites can be at risk from attacks, vulnerabilities and inconveniences. 

We and our customers love WordPress for the easy-to-navigate set-up and the ability to integrate blogs, social media, and loads of other features with relative ease.One advantage of WordPress is that it is constantly evolving; multiple times each year there are releases to enhance functionality & features but most important updates to the core security– the latest being WordPress 5.9. The security updates protect your data, your website content, and the website itself. WordPress updates are very important if you want to make sure the functions of the site are optimised and the site is as safe as possible.  


Regular WordPress updates are vital for three main reasons:  

  1. Security – essential security updates to keep your website and data safe from internet hackers 
  1. Usability – a WordPress update will give the highest-performance and user experience available  
  1. New options – new features come with new possibilities to help with administration or editing   


We can ensure how to manage updates and keep things where they need to be, with no disruption to the site and no downtime. If this is something that has not been done, or if you are not sure how to check – we strongly recommend you get in touch with us. If the worst was to happen, and the site be hacked or modified by a hacker (resulting in lost pages, content, or irretrievable pages) what would the impact be to your business? The impact as well as the inconvenience, could be terrible in both the additional costs and the lost revenue, or simply the drop in traffic and ranking while repairs are carried out. Our WordPress Update Service offers a comprehensive one stop visit to your site where we can carry out essential site maintenance and updates that will keep your website secure and up to speed with the latest features. We will check the WordPress Version you are currently using is that the most updated/compatible version, update any plug-in or add-on programmes your WordPress site is currently utilising, and look at licence costs for premium plug-ins, report on what was carried out for you and what was updated, undergo a full website back-up, prior to doing any updates to ensure your site is secure and can be reverted back should something go wrong, and a removal of spam blog posts that may contain harmful information or files. 

We offer these services in a range of price packages. For more information on how you can secure your website, please get in touch with us today.  


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