20 Apr WordPress updates ARE important!
WordPress Updates ARE Important!
You may be wondering whether or not it is important to update your WordPress system, themes and plug-ins. Well we cannot stress enough that it is VERY important that you do. WordPress are software and similar to your phone or computer, need to be updated regularly in order to run smoothly and maintain their data. Updating WordPress can drastically affect so many elements to your website from fixing bugs and increasing site security to even add different features and functionalities.
Updating your WordPress software, themes and plug-ins can help increase your whole site security by making your website stronger against hacks and attacks. To prevent your website getting hacked or attacked with bugs then we insist that you update WordPress as often as possible/necessary.
Hackers and other malicious parties can easily get access of your site through contact forms and other forms requiring your data. There is a very simple way in which you can stop this from happening. As well as updating your WordPress, ensure that your contact forms are using a reCaptcha cipher. This is the small “I am not a robot” box that you need to tick before submitting any information. Most websites will have this by next month anyway as it is required to be fully GDPR compliant, but if you haven’t got one already, we would strongly recommend using one as soon as possible.