As I just read over at BlogSecurity.com it seems that many users which host their blog independently from wordpress.com. Doesn’t really care about keeping it up to date, and therefore secure. From the scanned 50 blogs where around 46 vulnerable, some do run with versions which are a year and older. Some may now claim that just 50 Blogs can’t represent around 2-3 Million of WP blogs, they may even be right. But if they’re just 300 of them which run with real old, vulnerable versions, that are 300 too much. And I can tell you from my experience with updating other blogs, that there are quite alot of them out.
I will just name one advantage to update your old 1.5 Blog to the current version 2.2, You can use Akismet! I had once an old 1.5 blog, where the owner stopped to use it even, as there where around 60k Spam posts and just 4 legit ones. With Akismet you need just one click to flush all spam away. I had to work with phpMyAdmin to get rid off all Spam, without deleting some maybe hidden, within spam comments, new legit comment. With Akismet this doesn’t happen again!
And there are so many other advantages to profit from, who does still develop plugins for WP 1.5?
Most times it’s just as 1,2,3 to update your blog. You make a backup of all your wp files and tables, kill all WP files and upload the new files and the last step is to run the update script and your blog is running the latest version. It cost you just 5 minutes. And how often does it happen that something will broke up with a newer WP version? I would say it’s worth to spend some time to keep your blog updated.
You’re no NERD?
For sure it can be that you’re not too much into PHP and Apache and so forth. For all of yours I’ll offer my help! You want to upgrade your blog but don’t know how to do it? No problem contact me and I’ll take a look where I can help you.
The service will be free(no template adopting to newer versions is supported), but if you like you can handle a small donation, details are handled as soon as the work is done/or will start.
Tags: Update, Vulnerable, Wordpress