Keep your website Safe…a WordPress security update is available.
The web is a constantly changing place…and can be a dangerous place. We wanted to let you know about the most recent update to WordPress (the underlying technology that many of our sites are built on), that was released just this week. This particular update–Version 3.2.2– improves security for some know exploits to the WordPress software, and is highly recommended for all users.
Just like security updates on your computer are important to prevent hackers and spammers from exploiting your computer, security updates to your website software are also important. Keeping your website software (WordPress in this instance) up to date is the first step in keeping spammers, phishers and other web-criminals from breaking into your website. In-fact in recent months we’ve seen hackers specifically target older versions of WordPress with known security problems—so keeping your website up to date is important.
What can you do to protect your website?
I’m glad you asked… you’ve got two paths…
Do it yourself…
You can login to your WordPress dashboard to complete the automatic update process. Once you have logged in, you will see a link notification at the top of the dashboard. You will click the update link and follow the directions. The process is rather simple in most cases, though you should always backup your website prior to performing any major updates, and problems can arise. You will also want to ensure your plugins are up to date, and compatible with the latest version of WordPress (3.2.2 at this time).
If you’re not confident in the process, or just would rather not bother with the process, you can enlist our Webmaster team to do it for you. That way we can ensure everything goes smoothly. If you’d like to enlist our help, please give us a call at 925 452-4592, or Contact us to get things started.
If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call or email—We’re here to help!