WordPress sites need to be kept up to date
WordPress sites are built using WordPress itself and plugins designed by third parties. Both are regularly updated by the creators to prevent security issues and/or conflicts between WordPress and the plugins.
It’s very important to keep your site updated and ensure that there are regular backups as a defence against hacking.
Updating your site has the following benefits.
Security updates – Lower risk of hacking, Fewer errors, Spam control – comment removal, Performance monitoring, Better user experience, Future-proofing – lower long term costs, Back ups.