Another Reason to Keep Your WordPress Site Updated
In a previous post, I talked about how important is it to keep your WordPress site updated to prevent it from being vulnerable to hackers. Another very good reason to keep your site updated is to keep it from becoming so out-of-date that you eventually have to scrap it and start over.
I’ve been asked to work on sites that have not been updated for years. Often, so much has changed in WordPress and the plugins that it can be an impossible task to bring all of the software up to date. Sometimes, a new release of WordPress can mean that a plugin has to be updated before it will work properly on the new WordPress release. Sometimes plugins affect other plugins and it can be quite a problem to track down the cause.
In order to avoid a situation where a site needs to be completely re-done, it is well worth the small investment of time to keep current with the latest version of WordPress, any plugins that are installed on the site, and themes.