‘WordPress updates, who’s got time for them?’ It can be tempting to think this way but, in short, you need to make time for them, without exception. We see reports multiple times a year that a large proportion of WordPress websites are running an outdated version and the latest research from The SSL Store is worrying. After WordPress 4.9.5 hit the web they decided to run a report to see just how many of the top 10,000 websites running WordPress are using an outdated version.
Shockingly, over 49% of the websites tested are running a version of WordPress that is at least one update old, with almost 34% at least two updates behind.
We want to use these figures as an opportunity to remind everybody reading this that keeping your website up to date is imperative, from both a security and a performance point of view. WordPress updates are released for a reason and they’ll keep your site safer from potential hackers and ensure that it’s working well for your audience.
It takes less than minute to click on the ‘Update Now’ button so if you’ve been holding off on updating then we urge you to make today the day you take a minute of your time to ensure your site’s security.