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5 Reasons Why WordPress Website Maintenance Is So Important
Having a website for your business is a necessity, as far as most people are concerned, if you don’t have a website, your company doesn’t exist.
A downside to this is that once a company has a website, they expect it to work forever. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. In order to function correctly and provide a user-friendly experience, WordPress website maintenance is vital.
So why is WordPress website maintenance so important?
WordPress website maintenance updates enable a website to run smoothly and be used for its intended purpose. Without these updates, your website could be at risk of security breaches and may not provide a user-friendly experience.
- WordPress Core Updates
WordPress is continuously updated in order to stay secure and improve performance for its users. If users want to get the best out of WordPress, these core updates need to be carried out.
- Website Security
Website security is a major concern for any business, especially for e-commerce websites where personal details are stored and online payments are made.
Hackers find it easier to access websites that haven’t been updated, putting clients’ personal details at risk and giving hackers the opportunity to prevent the website functioning correctly.
Any vulnerabilities and security concerns are detected and fixed in each version of WordPress by the WordPress security team, leaving the website and consumers constantly protected.
- WordPress Plugin Updates
Plugins are used to improve the function of a website and each plugin does something different.
Hackers often breach website security through plugins so it’s vital that these plugins are updated when possible.
Plugin updates enable a website to keep functioning in the way it was intended to and perform at its best ability.
The internet is evolving constantly. Browsers and search engine algorithms are improved and updated continuously and technology is advancing. WordPress websites need to be updated in order to be compatible with these changes.
If a website isn’t updated and made compatible with these changes, it’s likely that the website won’t function correctly.
- New Features
WordPress website maintenance updates often include new features.
These features could be used to improve the look or function of a website and without updating your WordPress website, these features are not available.
Not having the latest features available to you gives your competitors a chance to get ahead as their websites may be better and more user-friendly, because of these new features, than yours.
Are you in need of a new website?
If having a WordPress website and keeping up with WordPress website maintenance sounds like complicated business, why not leave it to us?
We are a professional white label agency that specialises in website design and development and use or knowledge of WordPress and Magento to create and maintain your perfect website.
If you are interested in finding out more about the WordPress web design and development services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our experienced team.
You can call our office on 01257 758078 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.