This month we’ve seen the release of WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” so it’s been a big month for the evolution for WordPress, and of course the resulting wave of Theme, Plugin and Framework updates that follow.
As we all know by now, the first of each month is our official WordPress updates day where we update all our client websites software and do some general housekeeping to keep those websites running fast and secure. However, this month, we pushed that back to the 9th to coincide with the latest release of WordPress.
We have also had to do a minor update every other day since WordPress updated as various plugins release their versions to sync with the new version of WordPress.
All in all, the update process has gone very smoothly and we are now enjoying an even better, more secure and feature rich WordPress.
Heres a quick list of our work completed as part of your WordPress Maintenance Plan:
- We updated WordPress Core to latest version = WordPress Security, Speed, New Features and More.
- We updated all WordPress Plugins to latest versions = Security, Speed, New Features and More.
- We updated all WordPress Themes to latest versions = Security, Speed, New Features and More.
- We optimized your MySQL Database = A well optimized database means faster load times for your website.
- We completed a Full Back Up of your website files and database securely to the cloud = We do this every day!
- We ran a Malware Scan and we are happy to report that there are no hacks or problems with malware on any of our client sites.
- We did a thorough Blacklist Check and all our client sites have no blacklist issues.
Lastly, once the update tasks have been completed, we go into every website and have a good look around to make sure that there are no obvious issues caused by the updates. As always, when any problems are found we fix them free of charge.
Thanks to all our clients. We hope you enjoy the latest and greatest version of your software.
We look forward to another month of helping you grow your business!
We also do updates on other days of the month when deemed necessary by our development team, which is usually when an important security update is released, a new version of WordPress, or a vulnerability is found in a plugin.