I have been developing custom WordPress themes professionally for the past 7 years exclusively,  I have learned much about the technical details and minutiae of  WordPress and WordPress themes over the years. One of the simplest things that you can do to ensure that your WordPress powered site is successful and one of the things that many clients fail to do – keep your WordPress installation up to date.

WordPress is fairly secure – much more so then many other freely available CMS’ out there – but the security of your platform can be compromised by not keeping up to date. When the WordPress developers identify and patch potentially vulnerable holes in their software they announce what they have done – which gives the hackers info about vulnerabilities in older installations that have not been upgraded.