WordPress Updates and the 2-Minute Rule

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I have a two-minute rule that says: If you determine an action can be done in two minutes, you actually should do it right then because it’ll take longer to organize it and review it than it would be to actually finish it the first time you notice it. — David Allen

The “Two Minute Rule” is one of my favorite productivity hacks.  And another WordPress update is a perfect example of its use. 

Here’s the typical scenario:  You get an email or see a tweet that a new WordPress update is out.  Or maybe you logged into your blog to post something and see the number next to the update. You think any or all of the following: 

“Oh, I should update.”
“Only two updates? That’s not too bad. I’ll do that later.”
“I’ll do that later/tomorrow/one day/Saturday/before the Lord returns.”


It has NEVER taken me longer than 2 minutes to do even the largest number of updates. In fact, it typically takes me longer to look up the password for a site than it does to update.  And it took you twice as long to read this post as it would to log in and update your blog. 

Does it really matter? 

Yes.  At the time I wrote this there were 16 security patches for just a single step update. And if you don’t update them, the hackers will find your vulnerable site and exploit it. Harming not only you but if you are on shared-hosting, your neighbors (our customers). 

So please. Take two minutes (or less) and update your site now. And if you just don’t want to.  Email us and we’ll do it for you. 



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