Example of Why WordPress Sites Need to be Kept Updated
On April 27, 2015, WordPress.org posted this message:
WordPress 4.2.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site.”
This is when it becomes very important to update your WordPress site. I am currently in the process of visiting each of the WordPress sites that I maintain and updating to the latest version. At the same time, I also update any plugins that need updates, and check to ensure backups are still being completed. As a last step, I visit the site, navigate through the pages, and ensure that the site appears as it should and functions as it should. This is part of the support that I provide as part of my maintenance package.