Website updates are a must to maintain a secure site.

Updates are important to keep your site secure, running smoothly and functioning properly. If you don’t update and keep your WordPress site up-to-date, there’s a possibility that hackers can access your website and steal information from it. WordPress updates are released regularly to keep your site secure against hacking attacks. Updates also fix bugs in the software so that it functions properly on browsers.

Vulnerabilities happen more often than you think and can be detrimental to your site.

Vulnerabilities are a common occurrence in the WordPress world. Unfortunately, they can cause data loss, malicious attacks, and the need to recover from a backup. Vulnerabilities can be found in themes, plugins, and core (the code that runs your website). Vulnerabilities can also be found in third-party plugins and themes you are using on your site.

  • Updates are a must to maintain a secure site. WordPress updates the core code of your website, and plugins and themes must also be updated to work with your WordPress version. This is one reason why it’s so important to stay on top of keeping everything up-to-date.
  • Vulnerabilities happen more often than you think! It may seem like your site is safe because you don’t have any known vulnerabilities or exploits, but that can change quickly if you haven’t been keeping tabs on what new vulnerabilities are being discovered in WordPress core or plugins/themes you use.
  • Security issues can cause loss of data, malicious attacks, and the need to recover from a backup

Things happen – let us keep your WordPress installation up-to-date so you don’t have to worry!

WordPress is constantly evolving and improving, so it’s important to keep your installation up-to-date as much as possible. Updates are free, easy, safe, and recommended by the WordPress development team. Updates can fix security issues and bugs or even add new features that make your website more functional or user friendly. With frequent updates you can avoid being hacked or compromised by malicious content such as viruses or spam bots.

In addition to the importance of keeping WordPress updated on your end, we also want to provide our customers with continuous care for their websites through maintenance contracts (like this one). As part of this contract we will install any updates automatically for you so that you don’t have worry about whether these are done correctly every time there is a new one released from WordPress HQ!

We use a tried and true process that allows us to test the update on another server, rolling back if problems arise.

This way, if your site experiences downtime or other issues during an update, we can roll it back without any damage to your site.

We also use this method for any updates or customizations so that you know what’s going into your website and how it will look when it’s complete. You’ll always have access to our staging server so you can preview any changes before they’re applied live to your website.

If a major version update is needed, we will first build out a staging environment for testing.

We will first build a staging environment for testing. A staging environment is a duplicate of your live website that we create on our servers. Using this duplicate website, we can test any updates before applying them to your live site. This ensures that the update will not break anything and that you don’t lose any content or links after the upgrade. If something goes wrong with the update, we can roll back to the previous version of WordPress and fix any issues before updating again.

Before each major release many beta steps are taken by WordPress development team and their community of contributors.

Before each major release many beta steps are taken by WordPress development team and their community of contributors. There are several types of testing that can be done before going live.

  • Beta testing is performed on a staging site, where all changes can be tested out before they get pushed to the live site.
  • If you have installed any plugins or themes on your website, then it is recommended to test them with the latest version of WordPress beforehand. You should also check if they are compatible with the latest version as well as any other customizations made by your developer.
  • Testing with your developers will help you identify any issues or bugs that may have been introduced in previous versions of WordPress but never reported yet because no one had noticed them yet either! This type of testing should usually be done after beta testing has been completed successfully so only minor adjustments might need addressing afterwards rather than having everything broken again once more updates come out next month etc…

Our team will notify you of any conflicts in advance and troubleshoot those conflicts free of charge before jumping straight into an update.

We will notify you of any conflicts in advance and troubleshoot those conflicts free of charge before jumping straight into an update.

If your website has a lot of plugins, we always recommend that you start with a clean installation of WordPress. This means backing up your current site, deactivating all plugins and themes (except for the one being updated), and then installing the new version of WordPress from scratch. When finished, we’ll import your blog posts back into the live environment.

When WordPress releases a new major version there is usually a lot of theme and plugin developers releasing updates to make sure everything works with the newest version.

When WordPress releases a new major version there is usually a lot of theme and plugin developers releasing updates to make sure everything works with the newest version.

  • New themes and plugins will not work on older versions of WordPress (ex: if you have a theme that was made for 4.8, it won’t work with 5.0). You should be able to get around this by installing an older version of your theme or plugin, but you’ll need to make sure they’ve been updated first!
  • Themes may also have some compatibility issues between each other even though they are both compatible with the same latest version of WordPress. This is because some themes don’t follow certain coding standards that would allow them to look identical when running under different circumstances (for example: if one theme uses custom CSS classes while another does not)

How do we decide if it’s worth the cost?

If a plugin hasn’t been updated within three months of WP release, it is more likely to contain security vulnerabilities or other bugs that can affect your website’s security and operations. We will notify you of any conflicts in advance and troubleshoot those conflicts free of charge before jumping straight into an update.

Our team of WordPress developers always takes backups before updating any plugins or themes.

  • We take backups before updating any plugins or themes.
  • We test updates on staging servers first with a variety of different servers and operating systems before pushing them live.
  • We test updates on a variety of browsers, devices and other operating systems before pushing them live.

Let us worry about the updates so you don’t have to!

As an experienced WordPress developer, we have a process for updating your website. We will notify you of any issues and troubleshoot as needed. We can even test the updates on our staging server so that everything is running smoothly before pushing it live to your site.

WordPress Care Package

We hope this article has offered some insight into the important role that website maintenance plays in keeping your WordPress site running smoothly. If you have any questions about our WordPress maintenance services, our team is available to answer them.

Our team of developers and designers work together to ensure that you are getting the best possible experience with your website and would be happy to set you up with a package based on your needs. Please reach out if we can assist you in maintaining a secure, voice-optimized WordPress site for years to come!

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