WordPress recently released an update to its core software. The new version is number 3.5.2.

WordPress indicates that the new release “is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.” It fixes twelve bugs including seven security fixes.

If a website is a flash of inspiration and a lifetime of maintenance, this is surely part of the maintenance. A WordPress website demands routine attention. The core software, themes (which give the look and feel of a WordPress website), and the plug-ins that offer functionality are all pieces of the software puzzle, often made by different third parties, that make up a WordPress website. They need to be kept up to date to ensure that your site functions smoothly and securely. An update to the core WordPress software often produces a flurry of updating by those who make the plug-ins and themes.

Because WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) around, it is a target for the bad guys. Keeping your WordPress website software updated is one way to help keep the bad guys at bay.

Make sure your website is updated. Share this post with your web developer or, if you need assistance with keeping your site secure and up-to-date, please feel free to give us a call at 518-557-7613 or email cliff[-at-]goatcloudcom.

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