WordPress 5-5-1| WordPress 5.5 Broken Website Fix
WordPress maintenance update is designed to patch a wide range of bugs that were discovered after 5.5 was released. For those that rolled back their sites to a previous version of WordPress because 5.5 was breaking their sites, this is the version that should be downloaded. Problems that were discovered have been fixed.
This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade.
WordPress 5-5-1 Installation/Update Information
To download WordPress 5.5.1, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visit the WordPress releases archive.
You should always update WordPress to the latest version. When a new version of WordPress is available you will receive an update message in your WordPress Admin Screens.
There are two methods for updating the easiest is the one-click update, which will work for most people. If it doesn’t work, or you just prefer to be more hands-on, you can follow the manual update process.
- Back up WordPress
Before you get started, it’s a good idea to back up your website. This means if there are any issues you can restore your website. Complete instructions to make a backup can be found in the WordPress Backup.
- One-click Update
WordPress lets you update with the click of a button. You can launch the update by clicking the link in the new version banner (if it’s there) or by going to the Dashboard > Updates screen. Once you are on the “Update WordPress” page, click the button “Update Now” to start the process off. You shouldn’t need to do anything else and, once it’s finished, you will be up-to-date.
One-click updates work on most servers. If you have any problems, it is probably related to permissions issues on the file system.