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The Importance of WordPress Security Releases

Contributor: Ellyse Dwyer

Date: 30 January 2020

The Importance of WordPress Security Releases

Hi everyone, about a week and a half ago WordPress released a maintenance update titled WordPress Version 5.2.3. Within it were several minor security and quality of life fixes. Here’s a link to the patch notes.

If you read through those notes you might be thinking they seem like pretty vague and insignificant changes. You might even consider not updating your WordPress to this new version to save time and effort.

But now, ask yourself, how many times have you updated your WordPress recently, when was the last time you updated your WordPress? 6 months? 1 Year? 2 Years? Say 2 years is the case, there have been 40 WordPress updates released in those 2 years. Imagine every release has security fixes like this one.

There were 7 security fixes in this version. Some releases may have more, some may have less. But if we say that every patch has 7 fixes. Then there are potentially 280 different known ways to breach your site and cause havoc. Now do you see why at Hosting-Australia we are constantly preaching about updating your core CMS and plug ins as often as possible in order to keep them safe and secure.

We provide a managed hosting service where we do all of this for you, every month. We will check your site for updates and peruse whatever security plug ins you have installed to check for threats to make sure your site is safe and sound. We keep up to date, so you don’t have to.

If you’re interested send an email to or just give us a quick call on 1300 761 930 and ask about managed hosting. Our friendly support team are always willing to answer any and all questions.

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