Have you ever had an older phone and the operating system updated (intentionally or accidentally) and things started not working quite right or not working at all?
That’s similar to what can happen with an older or outdated WordPress website when updated without care.
From pages not loading properly to missing styles to no site at all – it can sometimes be catastrophic to force new updates on vintage sites – which include many sites built before late 2018.
As important as it is to keep your WordPress site updated and current – there are some questions that are worth answering before hitting “update” an older site.
- Are the plugins many versions out of date?
- Was this site built before late 2018?
- Does the WordPress version start with a 4? Or 5.0.x?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions – for safety and security, your site should get updated today.
You have a few options. You can hold your breath and update it yourself, and call me if there’s a problem. Or contact us first and save yourself some heartache. We can recommend next steps to safely get your site updated, rebuilt, or recovered.