Technology changes fast! You get a new phone…then mere months later, it becomes an “old phone” because a newer version just launched! Argh!!! Same thing with our tablets, computers, and apps. What happens when your rebel side chooses not to update your phone or your computer for a few months? You think, “It’s a hassle and one more thing I gotta do when things still work (well, kind of…)! Are all these constant updates something I really need?!” Then… your device becomes slow and seems take on a mind of its own… or your battery life lasts about as long as the donut you put in front of a 10-year old. Your devices are grinding coffee in the background to go with that donut!
Bottom line: things are getting outdated. Not only are you struggling…so are your devices! If you’re still on an iPhone 4, you probably need to keep the thing plugged in all the time because the battery is constantly dead – and you can’t install anything…anymore. Yep. That’s what happens. We know…it can be too easy to blow off updates until you’re ready to deal with them (which may be never) – or you get sick of the constant reminders and hitting the “remind me later” or “try again tonight” button. Annoying, right?
Websites work the same way. WordPress is an open-source platform. Developers around the world are constantly making improvements and updates so things continue to run smoothly. They fix bugs and glitches, combat security loopholes, and add features. WordPress itself gets updated, along with themes and plugins. Sometimes updates outpace your website and they can’t be installed anymore (like your iPhone 4) or they “don’t play well with others”. Big problem. That means some backend work needs to be done to keep things going! Inevitable. Technology changes, as mentioned…
Then there’s site security. Updates can prevent hackers from reaching your website and causing mayhem. The longer you go without updating things, the more at-risk your website becomes! Hacker heaven! Do you really want them to steal your data, confidential information, and/or bury a lovely snippet of malware in there? Nope. Thought not. So you gotta keep on top of it! If you want your site to run smoothly and efficiently, your website needs updates. Big ones, small ones, and everything in-between.
But who has time for all that?! We do. And we’re here for you.
Let’s give your site visitors a great user experience! Your website is important to you and your business – and it’s important to us, too! If something does go awry during an update, we’ll restore your site to the previous backup and we’ll trouble shoot – and fix the problem. If something is old and needs to be replaced with the latest and greatest, we’ll do it. (Major updates are only included with a Yearly Maintenance Plan – see plan specs above for details.) And the best part? YOU don’t have to worry because we’ll make sure everything is current, secure, and running like a champ!
Please let us know if you have any questions about your website, or if you’d like to strategize what might (realistically) work best for you. We’re here to help!