Bad WordPress practice
Since 2011 we have adopted a great number of WordPress websites abandoned by its original developer. Unknowingly to the client who contacted us to assist with small changes to their website, their website was a disaster waiting to happen. Lurking below the surface was vulnerable, outdated, and insecure software.
When we inform them that they need WordPress updates, they very often respond:
“What is WordPress? I didn’t know my website uses it.”
We Love WordPress
The beauty of developing websites using WordPress is by using premium themes and plugins, one can create stunning fully customized websites according to a client’s specific needs – in a fraction of the time, it will take to code everything.
This is great! But unfortunately, some developers hide the fact that they have used WordPress to help them quickly develop a website, they wrap up the deal and move on, sadly:
They have created a stunning website using WordPress but never went back to maintain its software.
This makes us really sad, like any software, your WordPress software upgrades are also crucial. Sometimes these updates include serious security vulnerability patches, other times they are only small functionality updates. See the change-log here.
If you have a WordPress website, you can update it yourself, or ask us to upgrade your WordPress software for you. If you are unsure if your website uses WordPress, then chat to us, it will only take a minute to check.
If you are a WordPress developer and reading this we have only one request: Be honest with your clients, they need to know that their website needs regular updates.
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