The Utter Importance of WordPress Core Version Updates

By June 7, 2017 May 21st, 2018 Expert Series
Data Security Encryption

Written by Greg Jentgen, Developer

WordPress is an awesome platform to use for building a website, but it is extremely important to keep the WordPress site up to date with the latest core version, as well as plugins and themes. WordPress frequently updates the version of its content management system and it is easy to fall behind on keeping a website at its most up to date and maximum potential.

WordPress just recently released the latest core version update 4.7.5 and it is available to all WordPress websites. This particular WordPress version update is predominantly security oriented with an improvement consisting of 6 different fixes that the previous version (4.7.4) did not offer. Website security is a very important component that should always be a high priority for any website. WordPress version 4.7.5 includes security advancements in cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and server-side request forgery (SSRF) flaws. Keeping a website up to date is key to the functionality, security and overall health of a website, but it can be difficult to stay on top of all the available updates that become available on a regular basis.

Here at Robintek, we offer a monthly security service package that keeps your entire website up to date with the latest WordPress core version, plugins and themes year round. It is highly recommended and a great practice to keep your website on top of the latest security and functionality advancements. Contact us today for details and information on getting your website secure and up to date today!



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