Oh no! You’re currently running an outdated version of WordPress (assuming you were redirected to this guide from your WordPress dashboard).
It happens, sometimes you can forget to keep your WordPress up-to-date or rather not deal with the hassle of having to update.
However, we feel it imperative to let you know that your version of WordPress is insecure or no longer supported.
Your website might be outdated to a point that you’re not receiving automatic security updates anymore. We’re committed to helping our users, so we’re sending you notice that you should update!
Newer versions of WordPress are faster, more secure and as a user of WordPress, you will benefit from upgrading to the latest version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which version should I update to?
Update to the latest version, or to at least WordPress 5.3.
ExactMetrics will only support WordPress version 5.3 and up by the end of 2021.
How do I update WordPress?
Prerequisites:Before updating, back up your website first.
For most sites, the popular BackupBuddy plugin will be suitable. If you’re interested in other options, check out WPBeginner’s post: 7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons).
Updating WordPress for most hosts only usually takes a minute. You can follow this excellent step by step guide from IsItWP.
I’m Still Not Convinced, Why Should I Update WordPress?
For further reading, check out WP Beginner’s guide: Why you should always use the latest version of WordPress.