WordPress plugin updates need to be applied regularly to keep your website secure and error free.
WordPress plugins are used to power the extra functionality on your website. This can be things like contact forms, bookings systems and ecommerce stores. There are millions of plugins available, it’s one of the reasons WordPress is so popular.
In the same way as your phone or computer notify you when updates need to be installed, you need to keep your website up to date. In order to keep WordPress plugins working and error free they are regularly issued with updates.
Hackers regularly find flaws in the way plugins work with each other and can exploit these weaknesses to install malware. Plugins are usually fixed quickly to stop these attackers in their tracks, but you can only get these defences in place if you apply the updates.