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Why WordPress 5.5 Is Breaking The Internet

We often forget… the internet is connected by a lot of software. New bugs have a way of reminding us.

Why WordPress 5.5 is Breaking Sites

“Thousands of WordPress sites have become broken since updating to WordPress 5.5. WP 5.5 deprecated support for jQuery Migrate may have caused at least 10,000 broken sites. An issue with how themes handle pagination is causing other sites to break after updating to 5.5.”

“Thousands of WordPress publishers are experiencing problems because WordPress 5.5 shipped without a JavaScript library called jQuery Migrate.

jQuery Migrate is a library that acts like a bridge for older code to function on WordPress.

However when publishers stick to an older theme, particularly one that is no longer being updated, compatibility issues eventually creep in and that’s what happened with WordPress 5.5.”

How to Fix jQuery Migrate Bug

If the issue is related to a plugin that is using older JavaScript files, check out when was the last time that plugin was updated. If the last time it was updated was a year or longer, you might want to consider looking for another plugin that is more up to date.

Older plugins that are abandoned can become a security risk. Better to update to a new and well maintained plugin than continue using a plugin that might have security issues.

The name of the plugin is called, Enable jQuery Migrate Helper.

You can download the Enable jQuery Migrate Helper plugin here.

Enable jQuery Migrate Helper

We can vouch for it, it fixed many an issue on our wordpress sites.

Does your marketing agency stay on top of their technical chops?  If your website is often the first impression your prospect makes of your company, a bug can ruin that relationship before it ever starts.