The Importance of WordPress Updates


WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems, powering millions of websites around the globe. According to W3Techs, over 42% of all websites on the internet use WordPress.

One of the greatest attractions to WordPress is the large number of plugins available that extends its functionality. Whether you’re planning to add e-commerce functionality, launching a membership site or need to create complex forms, there is a plugin you can install.

Like many software programs, it’s important to keep both WordPress and any plugins your website uses up-to-date. Many of these software updates address critical security vulnerabilities, that left unpatched could result in your website being compromised by hackers.

Once a vulnerability is known by the public, your website is at a significant risk if it is not patched. Hackers regularly use automated tools to scan the web for sites running outdated software with known vulnerabilities that they can exploit. Once they find a vulnerable site, they will try to gain access, so that they can steal your information, infect your site with malicious code or use it to send out spam.

At Nautic Studios, we offer managed hosting for WordPress sites that includes managing these important updates. This service, which is available to our web design customers, is designed to help keep your website secure. We harden your site, install critical updates and monitor for suspicious activity, leaving you free to focus on your business. If you’d like to learn more about our managed website hosting, have questions about website security or would like a complimentary review of your website security, please call us at (321) 684-7460 or send us a message.