Why you should keep your CMS up to date

If you’ve got a content management system running on your website it’s a good idea to make sure it’s kept up to date on a regular basis.

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There are three very good reasons for this, so let’s quickly talk about them.


The most important reason to keep a cms up to date is to help protect your website. As new versions of a cms get released they’ll often include security enhancements which can make it harder for anyone to hack into your website.

Bug fixes

Every time a new version of a cms comes out it’s likely that the developers will have fixed minor bugs in the code. It pays to keep on top of these minor bugs to stop them escalating and causing you problems further down the line.

New features

Developers will often introduce new features into their cms which can make using them even easier. This can help improve the process involved in updating a website and can potentially save you time and effort.

If you suspect you’re running an old version of your cms, it’s worth getting your web designer to check and update it to the latest version for you.

As new versions of content management systems can get released on a regular basis it’s also worth considering some kind of maintenance plan which would cover these updates.