Software Updates for WordPress
WordPress core update an average of every 2 months. Typically for bugs fixes or security patching. Updates can also add new features which can improve the sites overall design and performance. Software updates are usually for WordPress core, themes and plugins..
Plugin Management for WordPress
Plugins, (known as modules in Drupal) are bolt pieces of software for WordPress created by independent developers, containing. As WordPress is updated so too are these separate applications.
Software Conflicts in WordPress
Although it is possible to perform the updates yourself, doing so is quite a time-consuming exercise, stressful and risky. It’s important to have updates performed regularly by a professional developer who knows what they’re doing and who can roll back or tackle any issues that may arise from the update.
Security Issues affecting WordPress
Keeping your WordPress website core, plugins and themes up-to-date will prevent your website from being vulnerable to malware infections and outside attacks.
A lot of hacking is performed, by Hackbots where they test they ping domains and test the vulnerability of the site and webserver. As soon as a problem is identified by WordPress or one of the plugin developers an update, and release a new version.
Quite often Hackers will capitalise on these documented security issues and update their hack bots with this exploit, with a view to targeting sites that haven’t updated their cms software.