It’s absolutely vital to keep your WordPress website up-to-date with the latest version of WordPress and to ensure your plugins are up-to-date.
Within the last 2 weeks many WordPress websites have been attacked with malware, causing their websites to be corrupted. This attack was so serious, at one point WordPress issued 3 updates with 24 hours!
This week has been a wake-up call for several clients who haven’t updated their websites in a few years. Two sites in particular were affected. So I’ve spent a lot of time this week restoring one site from backups (thankfully!) and having to completely rebuild another site using the content and assets that were still available from the WordPress dashboard (after a lot of work to get there!). Needless to say, if these sites were kept current, the chances of being affected by malware or other attacks would be greatly diminished.
Now that they’re up and live, we’ve put these sites on our website support package where we perform full backups of the database and files, update WordPress and all plugins, and most importantly perform a compatibility audit where we double-check the site’s functionality on weekly or monthly basis – depending on the size of the site.
If you have a WordPress website that hasn’t been updated in years, give us a call.
Let us check out your website and make sure everything is up-to-date and running correctly. If your site is vital to your business and marketing, don’t let it go down because of something that could have been prevented.