Are your WordPress plugins up to date? While many of you might have between a dozen and two dozen plugins installed, when you first installed them, did you check to see when they were late updated?
If not, you should check. Having plugins that have not been updated is as much risk as not keeping your WordPress install up to date… meaning, you could be running some serious risks.
Just a few to list:
- Security risk
- Possible risk to data resources on your web hosting server (for plugins that require it.)
- Errors or the plugin breaks
While some of those plugins have been useful and at the moment, have no caused issues, if your plugin has not been updated in at least a year, you might want to contact the plugin developer to see if they can look over the plugin and get it up-to-date.
In some cases, it might just be updating the file to let others know that the plugin is fine in the most recent install of WordPress.
In the case that the plugin is not working correctly, make sure to report it in the WordPress Support forums. Doing so will inform other users of the issue and hopefully it will get back with the original developer – IF they are still behind the project.
Have you made sure your WordPress plugins are up to date?