WHY ARE WORDPRESS UPDATES IMPORTANT?

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Many of our customers who’s websites are powered by WordPress and carry out administration of the content for the site will know that the platform is reliable and flexible. They will however have also seen update messages from time to time, and prompts to backup safely before clicking them!

We like WordPress and our customers love it for the easy-to-navigate Content Management System 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 importantly updates to the core SECURITY. This is Security of your data, your website content, and the website itself.

Unfortunately everything on the Web is vulnerable to a hacker, and the WordPress developers and community do their best to stay one step ahead. This means that these WordPress Updates are a good thing and very important if you want to make sure the functions of the site are optimised and the site is as safe as possible.

Help is on the way

The good news is, for customers unsure how to manage this and keep things where they need to be, we can do this 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.

If you rely on your website on a day to day basic, Security is important.

WordPress Updates

WHAT DO WORDPRESS UPDATES CHANGE?

WordPress Updates are usually about…

Security

Essential security updates to keep your website & data safe from internet hackers

Usability

A WordPress update will give the highest-performance and user experience available

New Options

New features come with new possibilities to help with administration or editing

WORDPRESS UPDATES; ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY?

Do you still need to be convinced?

In short YES! With over 60 million users WordPress is the most popular Content Management platform in the world. And when you keep WordPress updated, it’s also among the most secure.

But if you neglect the updates, WordPress websites can be at risk from attacks, vulnerabilities and inconveniences.

This was the message from WordPress experts following an attack in 2016 which left many WordPress website owners with out-of-date platforms vulnerable. While this is rare and many out-of-date WordPress installations can run successfully without being touched for years. The low cost of maintenance these days means there is no need to try and save a few pennies – the risk and the loss is far too great!

“The message today to the millions of users of WordPress and Drupal content management systems: Fire up those security updates. The web content management system (CMS) providers released security updates this week after an industry expert tipped them off to a potential attack that shuts down websites and servers running on the WordPress or Drupal engine.”

– Dom Nicastro, CMS Wire

HOW CAN DEXTEROUS DESIGNS HELP YOU?

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. In brief, the visit to your Website will cover the following;

  • A check of the WordPress Version you are currently using, and an update to the most recent (compatible) version*
  • An update of any plug in programmes your WordPress site is currently utilising.
  • A report on what was carried out for you and what was updated.
  • A full website back up, prior to doing any updates to ensure your site is secure.
  • Removal of spam blog posts that may contain harmful information or files.
  • *depending on the age of your site the latest version might not be available, but we can check and advise accordingly

HOW MUCH DO WORDPRESS UPDATES OR A MAINTENANCE PACKAGE COST?

For customers websites hosted through us you qualify for the half price offer of just £149. This gives you full peace of mind at a great price.

WordPress Updates are generally released a few times a year, and we offer many clients a regular support package each month in which we take care of WordPress Updates immediately as and when released as well as perform general site maintenance, content changes, or other Monthly Services.

To check how we can help and what the options are to let us do all of the hard work, see our Services & Website Maintenance Packages for a full breakdown of all of our web services designed to take the stress off your shoulders.

To see a list of all WordPress releases please visit the official site HERE

Monthly Packages for our update services start from as little as £39 per website. Still not sure if you need to update your website? Call us to discuss your website needs and we can take care of the rest for you.

Existing Dexterous Designs Hosted Website Customers

Half Price £299 £149

Not hosted with Dexterous Designs?

Full Price £299