If your Website is powered by WordPress and you carry out administration in the content of the site, you will know the platform is reliable and flexible, but you will 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; a few 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 important, if you want to make sure the functions of the site are optimised and the site is as safe as possible.
The good news is, if you are 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 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.
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, your WordPress website 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This was the message from WordPress experts following an attack in 2016 which left many WordPress website owners with out of date platforms vulnerable. While this is rare and many out-of-date WordPress installations can run successfully without being touched for years, the low cost of maintenance these days means there is no need to try and save a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
Our WordPress Update Service offers a comprehensive one stop visit to your site where we can carry out essential site maintenance and updates. In brief, the visit to your Website will cover the following;
If your website is hosted through us you qualify for the half price offer of just £149. This gives you full peace of mind.
WordPress Updates are generally a few times a year, and we offer many clients a regular support package each month where we take care of WordPress Updates as and when released immediately as well as perform general site maintenance, content changes, or other Monthly Services.
To check how we can help and what the options are here to let us do all of the hard work, see Services & Website Maintenance Packages.
Monthly Packages for update start from just £39 per website!
* All prices are subject to UK VAT chargeable at the current rate at time of ordering. UK VAT No: GB266405010