Even deactivated themes and plugins can leave your system vulnerable.
Following are best practices for keeping your site up to date.
The Word Press core development team does a great job of patching up security holes, but if you don’t update your site, your site isn’t protected.
Along with security concerns, you don’t want to miss out on all the latest features that are included in the latest version of Word Press.
Many people offer maintenance plans to help you stay up to date.
Outdated themes, plugins, and Word Press version are the number one way hackers gain access to your site (besides brute force hacks of your login).
So waiting even a few days for to perform a critical security update can put your site at risk.
When a security vulnerability is discovered, the details of the exploitable code are published on the Internet.
This way if for some reason something goes wrong in the updating process you can then easily restore your Word Press site back to how it was when still functioning properly.
The steps below will guide you on how to quickly upgrade all of your outdated Word Press themes.