Cincinnati, OH, April 21, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- webFEAT Complete, a full-service web company is rolling out changes to its popular WordPress maintenance service, WP3—short for WordPress Protection Plan. These changes include rebranding the service, simplifying the documentation, and improving communications with the service’s customers.
“Many people think that if they just don’t update WordPress, they won’t have any problems,” said Jeremy Maurer, network administrator and IT technician at webFEAT. “That’s not true. As themes, plugins, and WordPress versions age, security risks get discovered. Updates are your best defense against vulnerabilities and hacks. But the longer you wait to make an update, the more likely that updating will cause issues. I see it all the time where an update leaves a site unusable because of incompatibility with WordPress versions or other plugins.”
WP3 (formerly Full Service Hosting) is a service where users of the popular content management system, WordPress, get their websites backed up, scanned for malware, tested for speed and performance, and, most importantly, updated. Without the service, clients must update the site on their own. Should they fail to do so, the site is practically certain to lose some core functionality or become a target for hackers, according to themeisle, a popular WordPress theme marketplace. But updating a site without the proper know how can cause problems too.
The solution? Hire a company to manage those updates for you. Otherwise, you’ll be footing a hefty bill when you have a web company restore your site. And if you get hacked, you’ll end up having to pay for the damages. And since WordPress is so popular—it powers over 30% of all websites and 60% of websites that use a CMS, according to W3Techs—having an out-of-date WordPress site is like having a target painted on your back, according to WP Stagecoach, a WordPress sitebuilding platform.
“As a business, security should be your first priority,” said Maurer. “Especially if you sell online and take credit card information.”
By upgrading the service, webFEAT Complete calls attention to the growing importance of website maintenance and security in an increasingly digital world in hope that everyone will take their security more seriously.