When was the last time you updated all the plugins and themes on your website? If you’re like most small business owners, you’ve probably had to think very hard to remember that. That’s a huge mistake since it leaves your site performing poorly and vulnerable to hacks.
Just as operating systems like Microsoft’s Windows require updates to patch security holes, increase functionality, or fix bugs, WordPress and the plugins that extend its functionality must be updated from time to time for the same reasons.
Performing routine maintenance on your site not only keeps it running smoothly, but can also help increase traffic and build your relationship with your audience.