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Why It Is Important that You Update WordPress

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"important to update wordpress"Many Internet marketers use WordPress for their websites, and it is the most popular platform. It is very important that you keep your WordPress sites updated at all times. I just read in the news how Reuters was hacked due to an outdated WordPress site.

I researched a little more and found hundreds of sites had been hacked, and out of those sites over 90% of them were using outdated WordPress installations. Reuters, for example, had a false story posted on their blog, which told about an interview with a Syrian rebel leader.

This attack took the Reuter’s site completely down for quite some time. They would have been further attacked if they had kept using the outdated version of WordPress. If your WordPress blogs get taken down by hackers, think of the money that you can possibly lose with your online business. Think of the damage that a hacker can do to your blogs, and there would be nothing that you could do about it.

You work very  hard at your online marketing business, sometimes hours and hours per day. It would be a shame if your WordPress blog was hacked and all of your work ruined in minutes.Hackers target WordPress because many large companies use this as their platform and it is very popular.

It is very simple to update your WordPress installation, and it only takes you a few minutes to complete. If you are currently using an outdated version, you should stop what you are doing and update every WordPress blog that you own right now.

You can either update your blogs through your dashboard, or visit the main WordPress site. You should get notifications from WordPress when an update is available. In the future, when you get these notifications, stop what you are doing and update.

There are known security risks with the outdated WordPress installation that WordPress was aware of. This is why they very quickly put out a new update. Typically when you see an update from WordPress or other software, it is there for a reason. Most updates fix security issues or other problems with the software.

Stop what you are doing right now and check your WordPress installations, and make sure you have the latest version installed on your computer. If you do not, take the few minutes it takes to update them so you can keep your online business safe from these hackers.

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