As a WordPress user, you are probably aware of the importance of plugins. Your site’s functionality often relies on having just the right combination of plugins that complement each other. You also likely see that red-circled number in your dashboard beside Plugins indicating that one or more of the precious creations needs an update. Unless you take care of it immediately, the number only grows. And before long, you’re in the double-digits of WordPress plugins that need to be updated, and you’re afraid your site might go kaboom if you touch any of them.
One reason that WordPress plugins will need to be updated is because the developers have introduced a new feature or features. They might introduce a new cloud storage option, make the workflow and UI easier to use, or just make quality-of-life improvements that make using the plugin better all the way around.
The only way to introduce these changes is to push a new update to the plugin. In cases where the only update is a new feature or polishing of an old one, keeping the old version isn’t likely to cause much harm.
However, the primary reason developers update WordPress plugins might be for security issues. Making sure that your site is safe and secure should be your top priority. One of the biggest weaknesses in a WordPress site is its plugins. As amazing as they are, plugins can conflict with each other and your themes and developers often work tirelessly to patch vulnerabilities and update the plugins so that your site isn’t open to attack.
Outdated plugins can have openings that can be compromised, so keeping them up to date is one of the top ways to keep your site online and running as it should.
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