Updating WordPress is Important

Warning Updating WordPress is Important

Updating WordPress and plugins are an important part of website ownership for the popular content management system. These updates are a range of various features, and fixes, but most importantly patches that protect the security of your site.
Updating WordPress for Security
Developers often find out after creating a plugin or theme that there are security flaws, or “backdoors” that allow hackers or bots to break into the website and post links to scrupulous websites. Updating WordPress prevents many of these opportunities from being presented to the bad guys.

Updating WordPress

As we all know software needs updating, and WordPress plugins and themes are no different. It is wise to set a schedule for updates and check on the site frequently. If you are regularly contributing to the website (a good idea) then updating the site before starting or right after finishing work is a good habit to pick up.

Nothing is more frustrating then finding out your site has been hacked, when it could have been prevented by simply updating WordPress. Here is more about the subject of updates on the popular Rackspace blog.

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Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

Jophiel Silvestrone has written 257 posts in the Tech Blog.

Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com/tech-blog. Check out skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.

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