WordPress has been around for well over a decade. And, coupled with its massive market penetration, it’s reasonable to assume that there could be a whole lot of outdated installs out there. Much of the worries involved with an outdated WordPress website are focused on the core software itself and plugins. But themes should also be a consideration. Like plugins, themes can also have security holes that allow for backdoors into your site’s database or file system. There is also the concern of using deprecated code or the inability to take advantage new features at all. Plus, there are usability issues that should concern those of us using newer themes, as well. With that in mind, here are some signs that suggest it’s time to replace your current WordPress theme. 1. It Doesn’t Use the WordPress Customizer Added in WordPress 3.4, the Customize API enables site administrators to easily customize various aspects of a website through a UI panel located at Appearance > Customize. Elements such as logos, favicons, fonts, layouts, colors, widgets and menus can all be changed with a few clicks. Previous to the Customizer, themes often had their own options panel that
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