It is essential to keep your WordPress installation up to date at least for security reasons. WordPress currently powers 23% of all websites in the world. Due to its immense popularity, WordPress is a popular target for hackers, malicious code distributors, data thieves, and wannabe hackers. Every time a new version of WordPress is released, it comes with security fixes and improvements and updating your WordPress installation will improve the safety of your website.
Our themes evolve along with WordPress. We enforce to implement the latest WordPress features in each theme release or update, following the WordPress philosophy. For example, when WordPress implemented the Customizer, we decided to follow this trend and move all major styling options in it.
A few links you will find useful:
- The Top 5 Reasons to Keep Your WordPress Up-to-date
- WP Beginner- Why You Should Always Use the Latest Version of WordPress
- WordPress Codex – Updating WordPress