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WordPress 5.5 Broken Website Fix

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WordPress 5.5 Broken Website Fix

WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system that powers more than 30 percent of the web (including TheWindowsClub), recently released WordPress version 5.5. Well, the software upgrade that was ideally supposed to improve the overall performance of the CMS and plugins ended up doing quite the opposite for some, unfortunately.

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WordPress version 5.5 breaks plugins

After installing WordPress version 5.5, many bloggers and website owners have been reporting problems with the number of plugins installed in their CMS, prominently Classic Editor, and Yoast, which happens to be among the most-installed WordPress plugins worldwide. Many website owners have vented their frustration with WordPress version 5.5 on official forums.

WordPress 5.5 Broken Website Fix

We have now come across a workaround that temporarily fixes your broken plugins in the WordPress dashboard.

 “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.”

Thankfully, installing the Enable jQuery Migrate Helper plugin worked for us and fixed the number of issues we were facing after updating to WordPress version 5.5.

How to Fix jQuery Migrate Bug and WordPress 5.5 Broken Website Fix

All you need to do is download and install the official WordPress plugin: Enable jQuery Migrate Helper. The plugin’s description on Github highlights both the issue as well as the fix:

WordPress has released a plugin that restores the jQuery Migrate JavaScript library and restores the full function of a website.

If you’re experiencing a lack of functionality and your Chrome developer console is showing JavaScript errors, plus your theme or a plugin is older, then installing this plugin may help you.

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

You can download the Enable jQuery Migrate Helper plugin here.

The WordPress Enable jQuery Migrate plugin has been downloaded over 10,000 times in the few days since it’s been released.

WordPress 5.5 Largely a Success

For the most part, WordPress 5.5 is a success. I spent a few hours reviewing the list of possible bugs and was impressed by the work the WordPress community was doing to research each problem to figure them all out.