Back in April, I wrote a blog post called “Why You Must Maintain your WordPress Website.” True be told, most of my thoughts in that post were based largely on theory.
Little did I know, many of the scary things I mentioned in the article actually happened in real life – and to clients and customers I know.
Unfortunately, over the last month, I saw 3 websites get shut down by their hosting company because they were infected with malware. The reason behind all of the attacks? They were operating on an outdated version of WordPress.
These clients have chosen to manage their own websites, but sadly, they neglected to maintain them properly. Luckily, we were able to recover their sites, move them into our own hosting environment and establish ongoing malware protection to keep their websites secure.
The moral of the story? Please, if you have a WordPress website, make sure to maintain it properly. Not sure how to do that? We would be happy to help.