What is WordPress Maintenance?

Your website runs on WordPress. WordPress is software that provides the basic operation framework.

Like all sofware, your website needs to be updated regularly. Why you might ask?

  • Website updates contain patches to security issues as they are discovered
  • Website updates contain new features, some visible and some hidden that improve site performance and functionality
  • Website updates ensure that the site remains compatible with current plugins
  • Website updates ensure that the site remains compatible with current browsers

Are they big changes?

In a word, yes.

Here is an old version of WordPress

A newer version

And a fairly recent version

 

As you can see, they look quite different, and the appearances are just the tip of the iceberg.