Maximizing performance and security with regular WordPress updates

Keeping WordPress, WooCommerce, and plugins continuously updated is essential to secure and optimize your website. This article delves into why updates are critical to maintaining high security on your website.

Why updates are critical

WordPress is the world's most used content management system, which comes with a plethora of positive effects and opportunities but also a few risks. Its popularity makes it a common target for cyberattacks. Updates offer essential security improvements to protect your website from new threats. One of the primary reasons for updating is to close security holes. Cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities in older versions of WordPress, plugins, and themes. When a new security hole is discovered, an update is usually released. Updating quickly significantly reduces the risk of intrusion and hacking, which is otherwise a matter of time before it occurs. Through regular updates, you ensure that these vulnerabilities are addressed continuously, reducing the risk of data breaches and other security threats.

Performance and functionality

In addition to security, updates also introduce new features and improvements that enhance both the website's performance and user experience. Additionally, new tools are often added for website administrators, making work easier and saving time.

Why it is important to act now

Recent events are a reminder that it has never been more critical to review, evaluate, and strengthen digital security measures and routines. Companies must be proactive in protecting their data, systems, and operations. Identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities is not only a technical necessity but should be prioritized as the potential cost can be high.

How we work at Mild?

As specialists in WordPress development and hosting, we understand the challenges and importance of keeping websites updated and secure. Here are some ways we can support your website:

Proactive update management
We handle all updates for you, including the WordPress core, plugins, and themes, to ensure that your website is always protected and performing at its best. Our security team monitors the platform and the add-ons you have. When updates are released, a developer at our end will install them for you. Updates occur once a week, four times a month. After the update is completed, the website is thoroughly tested for any errors.

Backup and restoration
Regular backups of your website are crucial. We ensure that an up-to-date backup is always available to quickly restore your website if needed.

Custom security solutions
We implement customized security measures, including firewalls, security audits, and monitoring, to protect your website from threats.

Performance optimization
In addition to security updates, we ensure that your website is optimized for speed and performance, improving the user experience and search engine rankings.

Technical support
We are just a call or an email away. We offer fast and reliable support for any technical questions or issues that may arise.