Clients need to understand that owning a WordPress website means a commitment to keeping WordPress, and all themes or plugins installed on the site updated. Updates are important and can’t be overlooked or put off, and someone needs to be in charge of running updates as soon as new versions are released. An out-of-date WordPress site makes it vulnerable to security issues as version releases often have security patches.
WordPress usually releases major updates to the core software twice a year, with minor updates released periodically to patch security vulnerabilities. WordPress themes and plugins also require updates, which are sporadic and unpredictable.
Updates need to to be applied as quickly as possible to WordPress websites, whether it’s to WordPress core or to WordPress themes and plugins. When updates are neglected, WordPress websites can become vulnerable.When updates are neglected, WordPress websites can become vulnerable.. That’s why it’s important to keep WordPress core, all themes and plugins up-to-date and running the latest version.