Is my site current?
Is that v 6 point 0?
So many plugins,
They keep updating, don’t you know.
Open your drives,
Backup your websites ,
My site’s outdated,
I need new PHP.
If you have a new-ish wordpress website, the best thing you can do to keep it safe and running smoothly is to it keep it updated.
It’s that easy.
(If you have an older site, it may need more maintenance or even a rebuild. We can help you with that.)
These days, every month or so there’s a WordPress version patch. And with each patch tend to come a storm of plugin updates.
Most of these patches and updates are to fix security issues.
If you ignore the updates, and the site gets hacked or falls too far behind – that can very quickly escalate to problems such as your domain getting blacklisted. Or the site turning into Russian. Or the site throwing a critical error and not working at all.
All of these things have happened just within the last few months to sites whose owners didn’t keep their sites updated for one reason or another.
And when that happens – you’ve gone from a small quick maintenance fix, to a big problem. Or a rebuild. Or to having no site at all.
(begin headbanging ala Waynes World and sing along)
So you think you can launch it and leave it alone?
So you think that you don’t have to test on a phone?
Oh, WordPress, gotta stay current, WordPress
just gotta rebuild, just gotta rebuild this old site.
(Full lyrics available on request. I can fix websites, but as it turns out I can’t sing at all.)