https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_VersionsI’ve dealt with tons of WordPress installations, nearly all of them self-hosted (not hosted by WordPress.com, but using WordPress as a Content Management System), and I’ve prided myself on keeping all of them continuously up to date. This isn’t easy, it takes time, it takes developer knowledge, it takes patience and an occasional glass of whiskey, but in the end, it’s all worth it.
WordPress is a huge target
WordPress currently powers 23% of all websites in the world. Due to it’s immense popularity, WordPress is a popular target for hackers, malicious code distributors, data thieves, and wanna be hackers.’