March 30, 2023


As an entrepreneur, your website is your digital storefront. It's where potential customers learn about your business, see your products or services, and ultimately make the decision to engage with you. But what happens when your website is out of date and vulnerable to security issues? Your credibility suffers, and you risk losing potential clients.

That's why it's essential to keep your WordPress installations up to date. WordPress is a widely popular content management system (CMS), and like any software, it can have vulnerabilities that need to be patched. With regular updates, you can keep your website secure and protect your business from hackers.

New WordPress features and performance enhancements

Updating your WordPress installation is not just about security, though. It also ensures that your website is running smoothly, with optimal performance and new features. Plus, outdated plugins and themes can create conflicts and errors that can cause your website to crash or malfunction.

This major release of WordPress, named “Dolphy” in honor of American jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist Eric Allan Dolphy Jr., brings exciting new features that make website creation and maintenance simpler yet more powerful. Whether you are a developer or a content creator, WordPress 6.2 has something for you. Be sure to check out these new features and see how they can enhance your WordPress experience.

  • A new site editor interface
  • Color-coded template parts
  • Block settings icon
  • Styles in the WordPress site editor
  • Browse and choose templates to edit
  • Ability to add custom CSS to your theme or specific blocks
  •  Various improvements and bug fixes

What does this mean?

reThink Your Hosting design customers may not need most of these new features since your editing experience is already managed by Thrive Themes Suite. If you are a hosting-only customer, you will notice the changes. If you need help navigating the new experience (or just using the full WordPress suite), check out the WordPress Skills course at reThink Your Lifestyle. We not only include continually updated video tutorials to help you learn WordPress, but also marketing tips that you can implement to make sure your site is working for you.

As a responsible entrepreneur, keeping your website updated should be a top priority. However, if you don't have the time or technical expertise to do it yourself, don't worry. Our web hosting company offers website maintenance services that include regular updates, backups, and security checks. Plus, we provide personalized support and guidance to ensure your website remains up to date and fully functional.

Don't let an outdated website harm your business. Contact us today to learn more about our website maintenance services and how we can help you protect your digital storefront.

About the Author

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

Michelle is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher. She is the founded Watersweb Hosting in 2002 and sold the ecommerce hosting company in 2009. She is now owner and founder of reThink ELA and Creatorpreneur Collab. In her spare time, she is also a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma.

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