The Upgrade to Gershwin

by on July 14, 2011

It is time for the big upgrade friends; WordPress 3.2 is out and with a faster and lighter feel, it is just begging you to upgrade. Featuring a refreshed dashboard, updated plug-ins, a Twenty Eleven theme, a distraction free-writing zone and more, the 3.2 “Gershwin” (after composer/pianist George Gershwin, as it has been affectionately dubbed by WordPress) will provide you with faster page loads, tighter security features and upgraded plug-ins all for a more user (and end-user) friendly experience.

So, why is it so important for you to take advantage of this upgrade? Well, much like not upgrading your web browser, which leaves you vulnerable to viruses, keeping outdated versions of your CMS can make you a target for hackers or other security issues. That is not to say content management systems are not secure, because they certainly are, and with a community of 200 million strong behind you, any flaws are quickly discovered and corrected. However, not maintaining the proper upgrades will not only keep your page load times long and your plug-ins obsolete, but it will also make your site more susceptible to attacks from hackers and other security threats.

On the topic of browsers, are you still using Internet Explorer 6, even though we warned you about that? If so, this new WordPress version is essentially forcing you to upgrade that as well, as it will no longer offer support for IE6. You can find out more about that here.

Ready for an upgrade? Or just want some more information? Get in touch with our Philadelphia web design company today. We’ll set you up with the “Gershwin” and show you all the bells and whistles of this awesome new WordPress version.

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