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WordPress website update: essential or not?

You have an excellent website, and you are proud of it. Unfortunately, you get a notification that updates are available when you log in. Many people then do nothing with the update notifications and find that their website functions as usual. Yet WordPress advises you to update your website. Why should I do that? A good question that we are glad to explain.

Your websites will be more easily found.

Users have a strong preference for websites that load up quickly. This is important for the customer experience and therefore causes users to visit your website more often and stay longer. Updating your website fixes bugs that are not visually visible. In addition, your website will be ranked better by Google if users can access the information on your website faster.

Updating the website makes it more secure and less prone to hacking.

WordPress is an open-source CMS (Content Management System). Because it is Open Source, weaknesses in website security can arise more quickly. The WordPress community ensures that new updates are always available. Updates make your website more secure. Therefore, it is essential to get the updates performed regularly. Like fast websites, certain websites are also ranked better by Google. The most important thing for your website’s security is to ensure a secure foundation, which starts with hosting and a secure password.

Plugins and updates

WordPress updates are essential for the overall security and speed of your website. However, some updates can cause specific plugins to stop working correctly. Developers of good plugins keep track of developments and make sure they are regularly updated. If that does not happen, we recommend looking for another plugin. For example, take a look at the plugin database. There you can see for which WordPress versions the plugin is suitable.

More features

The most common reason for updating is the extra features. The WordPress community is a dynamic community. Suppose particular features are frequently requested. Those features are often helpful for many users; they may also be for your website.

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