At least once a month you will need to update your WordPress site, including plugins and themes and ocassionally WordPress itself. 

Updates are regularly released with new features, security patches and bug fixes. It’s really important to keep your site up to date as not updating can leave your site open to automated hacker bots.

There are a few instances where your site can go down when you complete updates. This is usually due to a plugin conflict (where one plugin is now no longer compatible with more up to date ones). If this happens to you then watch the Plugin Conflicts video in the Plugins lesson.