WordPress 5.5 is Breaking Sites. This is why!

Recently, WordPress has announced its latest update which is WordPress 5.5.

This update has brought many new features like security and speed. But for some people, this update seems to be a burden for then rather than a boon.

But, don’t worry, you are not alone.

Many of the WordPress site owners are facing these issue because WordPress has removed a J-Query Migration Helper Tool from it’s latest update.

This JQuery Migrator helps the plugins and themes owners in developing the content using this library.

So, the older versions of the plugins and themes are making this issue.

Here’s the steps to resolve any such issue or error that have came with the WordPress 5.5.

So, let’s get started.

There are mainly 3 Ways to Overcome this problem. So, let me tell you each way one by one.


1. Using WordPress 5.5 Downgrade

(Less Recommended, because ignoring is not a solution for all)

In this method, we are gonna downgrade our WordPress version from WP 5.5 to WP 5.4.2 because WP 5.4.2 is quite supported by many/all plugins, so it is better to go back to WP 5.4.2.

Note – Before doing this, make sure, you have made a backup or your WordPress files and database.

Step 1: Go to ‘WordPress Downgrade Plugin Page‘ and download and install the plugin or using your WordPress dashboard.

Step 2: Go to [Setting > WP Downgrade] on your WordPress dashboard.

Step 3: Enter “5.4.2” in the WordPress Target Version Field.

Step 4: Click ‘Save Changes’ Button

Step 5: Now click on ‘Downgrade Now’ Button, it will take you to the WordPress Core Updates Page.

Step 6: Click on ‘Reinstall WordPress 5.4.2’ There.

Voila, You are now on WordPress 5.4.2. Enjoy!

2. Updating Plugins to Latest Version

(Highly Recommended)

In this method, we will discuss how can you resolve the errors coming in your WordPress website using a simple way.

There is nothing to do anything with these error. You just have to wait for the plugin/theme authors to roll out an updated version of their plugins/themes.

Because, authors need some time to remove the Jquery library and find a new method instead.

So the updates of plugin/themes might resolve the issue for some people.

3. Using External J-Query Library Plugin

(Next Priority After 2nd Method)

In this method we are gonna use an external jquery library plugin which is removed from WP 5.5 update. So, using this library will give the authors of themes/plugins to update their plugins.

What this plugin do (According to the author):

With the update to WordPress 5.5, a migration tool known as jquery-migrate will no longer be enabled by default. This may lead to unexpected behaviors in some themes or plugins who run older code.

This plugin serves as a temporary solution, enabling the migration script for your site to give your plugin and theme authors some more time to update, and test their code.

Note – Before doing this, make sure, you have made a backup or your WordPress files and database.

Step 1: Go to ‘Enable JQuery Migrate Helper‘ and download & install it or use the WordPress dashboard to install and activate it.

Step 2: Refresh or Clear the Cache of your Browser or the Plugin you might be using.

Step 3: This plugin will resolve the issue according to our tests.

But, if you are still facing the problem with the update, it’s better to stick with Method 1 or 2 Because they might resolve your issue.

If you are still facing the problems by using any/all of the methods, it’s better to get help from the WordPress Team or Contacting the plugin/theme authors. As they could help you very well.

If, You found this article helpful, feel free to share it with others who might be facing the same issue.

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