Keeping your WordPress site updated to the latest version should be a high priority on your website's maintenance checklist. You can quickly check if your website is up to date by...
Keeping your WordPress site updated to the latest version should be a high priority on your website's maintenance checklist. You can quickly check if your website is up to date by logging into your Dashboard and clicking “Updates” on the left hand side. The message “You have the latest version of WordPress” should appear, if not it’s time to update!
According to wpbeginner.com, 83% of hacked WordPress sites are not updated. Best practice is to consult with WordPress experts such as The Digital Embassy to perform this exercise for you. Alternatively you can use the 1-click upgrade feature; however this does not detect any incompatibilities and may disrupt your website if not implemented correctly.
The 3 main reasons for updating your WordPress site to the latest version are:
An upgrade patches any vulnerability from previous WordPress versions. It also further strengthens your CMS, reducing the chances of your website being hacked, or compromised.
By upgrading the WordPress core & plugins, any bugs that have been identified in previous versions will be fixed.
Every major update sees new features and functionality. The current update features improved emoji support, “press this” functionality and faster plugin installs. The full list of improvements can be viewed here.
The Digital Embassy offers a safe WordPress update service from $490*^ ex. GST. We stage your website on our development servers, make the necessary updates to both the WordPress CMS core and any plugins you have, and then redeploy to your servers. This means there is no interruption to your website, and any incompatibilities are identified and fixed before going live.
Ready to update? Get in touch with The Digital Embassy today to schedule your WordPress 4.2 update.
About The Digital Embassy
The Digital Embassy™ is an Australian Certified Digital Agency leading clients through the digital experience. Our core competencies lie in Digital Strategy, Responsive Website Design, Mobile App Development, Content Marketing and Production, Inbound Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), AdWords campaigns, Web Hosting, Education and Training.
* Services are subject to The Digital Embassy's Terms of Service.
^ Prices exclude GST.
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