Update Your Blog Software
Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Jun 15, 2008
Okay, I’ll own up to this; I’m not always on top of things when it comes to doing updates. I love shiny new stuff, but when I’ve got what I want, I’m not always out there looking for the next better thing until what I have doesn’t seem to work anymore.
So, suffice it to say that it took me awhile to update my other blog to the latest WordPress platform. This one was pretty new, since it was created earlier this year, but I believe I only had it for a couple of weeks when there was suddenly an update for it. I didn’t want to do it, but I did the update. I actually talked about it a little bit in a previous post on some things I learned about altering the backgrounds.
WordPress has this one plugin, actually called WordPress Automatic Upgrade, that will automatically update your blog software if you give it that setting, or you can start it on your own when you’re notified that there is an update, and WordPress is good at getting that news out. It will also update any other plugings you’re using if you want it to.
The reason for writing this particular post is because, it seems, many WordPress blogs get hacked because people don’t update them. I learned about this through Chris Jacobson, who linked to another blog called Holy Shmoly that not only talked about blogs getting hacked, but broke it down to explain how.
Frugal is not going out and buying a digital TV because the regulations are about to change in 2009; stupid is not updating your blogging software when you’re warned someone could take it from you. Please, update your software when warned. It will save you a lot of problems later on.