WordPress websites require software updates just like your computer and phone do. WordPress core, plugins, and themes must all be kept up to date for the following reasons.
- Increase security
- Fix bugs (problems)
- Add features and functionality
To learn more, see Why update WordPress, plugins, and themes?
Websites can be damaged in several ways, including user error, hackers, and hosting issues. That’s why routine backups and simple restoration options are critical. We recommend that you also keep an offsite backup in addition to backups provided by your web host. Our maintenance service includes storing backups offsite.
Any public website can be targeted by hackers. The unfortunate reality is that WordPress sites are heavily targeted by malicious bots and individuals. Depending on the site, we use a combination of the following to make sites more secure.
- Secure hosting
- Brute force protection
- WordPress hardening
- Site monitoring