There’s no reason a well-planned and built WordPress site can’t keep giving value for years after it goes live – whether you choose to make ongoing changes and improvements or not. But, it is very important that you regularly update WordPress and any plugins and themes for several reasons:
Security – this is the most important reason. WordPress is a huge target for hackers and other malicious online types – being able to hack WordPress means instant access to millions of websites. The WordPress security team works continually to identify and fix security risks and holes. These fixes are released as WordPress updates. If you don’t update your WordPress, you’re leaving known security risks in place, which means that sooner or later your site will probably be hacked. This could have serious impact on your business – resulting in loss of confidential data like client details, site downtime or embarrassing content being placed on your site, as well as costing you time, effort and money to fix.
These are the main reasons to keep WordPress updated. Keep your WordPress installation up-to-date. It’s more than just software, it’s part of your business.
At Angry Creative , we offer a managed WordPress hosting service that provides scheduled maintenance (updates) of the software your site runs – WordPress, plugins and themes. If you don’t choose to use our service, we’d recommend that you implement a regular, maintenance schedule to keep your software updated.