Did you hear WordPress came out with another new version – update? (as of this writing WordPress version is currently 3.7)
And did you know it’s ALWAYS a good idea to update your WordPress site when a new update comes out (and your plugins)?
Why you might ask?
Well there are several reasons to keep WordPress, and your plugin’s, updated.
The number one reason to keep you items on your site updated, in my opinion, is security – to stop hackers and malware from getting into your site and possibly have your site get infected. When that happens, Google and others can blacklist you – and you really don’t want that to happen.
Top three reasons to keep WordPress and Plugin’s updated:
- Increase security
- Fix bugs
- Add features and functionality
So when you don’t update WordPress and Plugin’s you leave your site “open” to hackers and vulnerability.
According to WPBeginner, 83% of hacked WordPress sites hadn’t been updated.
That’s a lot when you consider as of this writing that there are 71,967,296 WordPress sites around the world. And that’s just installations of WordPress on WordPress.com and does not include self-hosted WordPress sites, like this one.
To see how many times WordPress 3.7 has been downloaded check out this live counter
If you are a DIY person here is a step-by-step article I wrote awhile back, Don’t Update WordPress Until You Take These 8 Steps
And if you ever do get blacklisted – read has Google Blacklisted Your Site.
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