For the past few weeks essential WordPress and Woocommerce upgrades have been carried out at The Grape Store. A store that specialises in the sale of organic wine, biodynamic wine and Lutte Raisonnee. Due to the fact no WordPress updates had been carried out for the last three years it was a long and lengthy process. It was essential that a copy of the entire site was created on a development server to allow for the testing of these updates.
Why Update Woocommerce?
As is commonplace with old and unsupported themes the Woocommerce updates prevented key components of the website from working. Fortunately my experience with Woocommerce customisations made it possible for the store to be able to retain its theme and benefit from the added security and performance of the newest version of Woocommerce. You might ask why are Woocommerce updates important? Even though Woocommerce does not retain credit card information, it does retain important details such as emails, passwords and addresses. This information has a high black market value. Woocommerce updates contain modifications to security protocols as well as fixes to the bugs and leaks that are slowing your site down.
There is a great article on the Woocommerce website. It details the importance of always staying up to date. If you are running a WordPress site with an outdated version of Woocommerce and wish to update, contact Premier Design to discuss your requirements. Staying up to date with Woocommerce ensures customer safety.
Organic wine is good for both yourself and the environment. Unlike other types of fruit, grapes have a habit of accumulating large amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Organic farming techniques ensure that no chemical treatments are applied to the vines. This means that both the terroir and the consumer do not come into contact with dangerous levels of toxins. Organic wines are richer in nutrients and antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts. Many organic wines are also grown using what is known as biodynamic viticulture. This is where the growing and harvesting of vines is in tune with Earth’s biorhythm. This ensures that through sustainable practices and techniques the ecosystem is preserved.