Ensure Functionality of WooCommerce Stores with Continual Updation

This article puts an emphasis on the core aspects which, would help you to understand the importance of continual updation of WooCommerce website for ensuring their smooth functionality.

By now, WooCommerce has emerged as the most popular CMS platform across worldwide and is being deployed by businesses across diverse domains and different volumes. What was once launched as a mere blogging platform is being addressed as an extremely stable and secure platform for developing an online store.

However, in the recent times, there has been a number of security issues, considering the WooCommerce plugins. Thus, we are here to discuss the importance of keeping your WooCommerce -built website always updated.

Necessity of keeping the store updated

Here is a list of 5 main reasons to keep every aspect of the WooCommerce site updated at all times which are:

  • Performance
  • Security
  • Compatibility
  • Bug fixes

Keeping the site will lead to enhanced security

A major reason which, WooCommerce is gradually becoming the target area for security attacks since; it’s so big. An eCommerce platform which, powers up to a quarter of the web will doubtlessly attract the attention of individuals willing to insert certain malicious codes, take websites and steal information. But, installing the updates at regular intervals will help you to prevent the possibility of vulnerable security problems.

An updated website will function better

Updates are not just meant for security. Often, they aid in improving the performance of the platform or that of a theme or plugin. So, keeping the existing version and the plugins up to date will allow you to ensure seamless functionality of the website.

Updating can lead you to eliminate bugs

Apart from the security patches, a significant reason for the minor WooCommerce releases is to fix the bugs. Significant releases are considered to be quite stable and bug-free for which, we can pay thanks to the meticulous cycle of development and legions of experts working while testing. Make sure of the fact that; themes and plugins are the very same and thus, install updates if, the bugs being fixed affect your business website.

Updating can lead you to enhanced functionality

After the significant release of WooCommerce, a number of plugins will be getting an update for ensuring compatibility issues with an advanced version or to develop utility of latest features. Sometimes, the plugin might not be updated since it remains compatible enough. However, the developer can check its level of compatibility and update thereafter, which will be shown in the plugin repository.  

Keeping the website up to date is not merely about updating the platform itself. There are 3 core aspects of maintaining the WooCommerce installation up to date:

  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • WooCommerce

However, despite this vital information, it becomes extremely beneficial for you to deploy technical expertise of experienced WooCommerce developers who are well-versed with the varied intricacies of this platform.

Jonathan Paul Is one of the most WooCommerce developers of PHPProgrammers, a Sydney-based web development company who helps clients to develop and maintain enterprise-class online stores or websites.

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