We get this question all the time from our clients. While website security and maintenance are a typically complicated topic, this one is easy to explain!
Think of your website as your phone, WordPress as iOS or Android, and plugins as apps. IOS and Android software updates are available every 30-45 days. WordPress core updates are released just as frequently. Whereas app updates are released much more often, just like plugins.
Just like on your phone, these updates are released not only for new features, but also for improving security, squashing bugs, and improving performance.
A typical website will have about 10-15 updates that need to be applied each month. Not applying these updates can cause your website to not work properly. Worst-case scenario, these outdated plugins can have security vulnerabilities that allow hackers to obtain access to your website.
If we keep your new website updated with the latest software, it will have years of life to serve you and your business going forward. Click Here to view all the security and maintenance packages we offer to keep your website updated, safe, and secure!