We fully manage all plugin, theme, and core file updates for you with a 99.996% Success Rate.
Our team updates everything about your WordPress site every single week when traffic is lowest.
We do a manual and automated comparison of your website before and after we update 1 plugin at a time.
We'll help you upgrade to the new editor and avoid any scary incompatibility headaches with ease.
Get absolute transparency into every plugin, theme or core file update we make. It's all fully detailed in your weekly report.
Choose what gets updated
Have a legacy theme or plugins? We'll add them to the no-update list until we find a solution to help you move forward from them.
We'll make all your updates during low-traffic hours to make sure nothing ever goes wrong during prime time.
Comes with 24/7 support
Our team is 24/7 including weekends so if an update goes rogue, we'll handle it immediately.
Works with 1 site
Just have a single website? No sweat! We can manage updates for you with one of our care plans.
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Works with 1000 sites
Managing hundreds or thousands of websites? We've got your back with our white-label program.
Weekly reports provide full transparency into updates, uptime, backups, traffic, security and performance.
When you partner with us, you get it all.
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Software is what fuels the WordPress ecosystem. But software has to be maintained if it’s to stay in line with coding standards, remain bug-free, and not interfere with the performance of the website it sits behind.
Like any good software, WordPress and all its integrations must be updated by the developers who built them. While they can do the work of revising code and patching bugs, they can’t actually update the software that lives on your server (for the most part).
This is why WordPress updates are something you need to concern yourself with.
What Are WordPress Updates?
WordPress updates are changes made to code. This may be the code of the core WordPress software, your theme, or your plugins.
WordPress updates show up in your admin dashboard as a bright red notification. They signal that software you have installed -- whether activated or deactivated -- is in need of a refresh.
With just a few clicks, you can push an update from a developer into your WordPress website.
Why Should You Do WordPress Updates?
Every piece of software installed on your server must be kept up-to-date if you want your site to run in tip-top shape. This is why you use tools built by trustworthy developers and designers who are accountable to their software and keep it updated on a regular basis.
There are a number of reasons why a WordPress developer might see fit to update the code of their software and send it over to your website:
Code is highly susceptible to infiltration and infection, which is why you’ll often see security updates issued for the purposes of patching bugs.
Even if you’ve installed well-trusted and well-reviewed plugins and themes, performance can degrade over time as software or code becomes obsolete. Performance patches are issued to ensure that your WordPress software doesn’t have a negative effect on speed.
The web is always changing, which is why any good developer (including those behind WordPress itself) will pay attention to changing trends. As they change, it’s crucial to keep software in line so that websites may continue to align with the modern user experience.
WordPress Updates with WP Buffs
WordPress automates some of its core updates--especially the more critical ones. The rest, however, it leaves to its users to handle.
You can do this by logging into WordPress and pushing each plugin, theme, or core update through manually. You can automate the process with a plugin. Or you can use a WordPress management tool to handle updates for numerous websites simultaneously.
That said, updates don’t always go smoothly. Code in one piece of software can conflict with others, causing part of your website to break or the whole thing to go down entirely. Updates also have the potential to cause unwanted or unexpected changes on the front end of your site. Without some handholding and close monitoring of each update, your visitors may be left befuddled when they unexpectedly encounter a misaligned page or broken plugin functionality.
Granted, you have backups to rescue you if such a thing should occur. But your best bet is to outsource this to WP Buff’s WordPress Update Services.
Your WordPress updates are managed on a weekly basis. What’s more, they are safely handled by WP Buffs, ensuring that updates have not adversely affected the security, performance, or user experience of your site.