Updating your website is one of the simplest, yet most important tasks to stay mindful of when managing your website. Executing website updates improves the security, speed, and user experience for visitors and you as an admin.
When your site and the software that runs it is outdated, you are far more vulnerable to attack by malware bots, which constantly look for insecurities to exploit. Among other security measures to put in place, staying updated is crucial. It also happens to be one of the easiest tasks to complete. You have auto-update options, notification options, which means you receive an email whenever updates are available, or you could check daily on your own. Whatever your chosen method, make sure you keep your site updated.
When it comes to user experience, nothing makes visitors happier than a fast website. You can have all the bells and whistles you’d like, but if they take too long to load, people won’t stick around to see them. You can speed up your site in a number of different ways, but to make sure it stays fast, you want to keep on top of updates to your platform, themes, and plugins. People put updates in place to fix bugs, but also to implement improvements, like making files smaller and speeding up your website.
While sometimes new features can get a bit gimmicky, developers do want to provide you with the best experience possible. That means creating new additions to plugins and themes to make managing your website easier and more efficient. Ultimately, this helps you create a better experience for visitors too.
Managing a website is a job of its own. If you don’t have the time to devote to keeping your website updated and safe, we would love to join your team. Jalex offers you web support that makes you smile. Call us today at (616) 929-0702!