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WordPress 5.5 Update Breaks Plugins – How to Fix it with jQuery Migrate Helper?

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WordPress 5.5 Update Breaks Plugins – How to Fix it with jQuery Migrate Helper?

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” brings a lot of awesome changes to the core. Removing the jQuery Migrate 1.x in WP 5.5. was one of the planned stages in terms of updating WordPress jQuery version.

We already know WordPress 5.5 broke a lot of websites and yes, there is solution how safely to update your website to WordPress 5.5.

Despite the recommendation for developers to get ready for this jQuery update by testing and updating their code, this update still has caught many developers unprepared.

The JavaScript library update has virtually broken many plugins, leaving WP users with messed-up Yoast, Social Warfare and even the Classic WordPress Editor plugins. Many users of these popular plugins have been reporting numerous issues.

Have some of your WordPress plugins stopped working properly after you’ve updated to WP 5.5.? Let’s get to the point and provide you with the solution.

How to fix JavaScript errors in WordPress 5.5 with jQuery Migrate Helper?

While the creators of your theme or plugin are fixing problems with the deprecated code (we hope so!) and trying to put the current version of jQuery to work, you can benefit from the temporary workaround by downloading and installing the following free plugin:

Enable jQuery Migrate Helper

Enable jQuery Migrate Helper
Enable jQuery Migrate Helper

As we know, installing the Enable jQuery Migrate Helper plugin has already helped many WordPress users get their plugins alive again.

The plugin enables “support for old JavaScript code that uses deprecated functions in the jQuery JavaScript library”, meaning it establishes connection with the migration script and brings your non-working plugins or themes back to normal.

For WordPress developers

If this is your plugin or theme that has experienced the issues in question in WordPress 5.5, the WordPress team has got your back with the jQuery latest versions checker. The solution you need to deal with the deprecated code is the Test jQuery Updates plugin.

Here is the recommendation on how to use it:

“As planned, a Test jQuery Updates plugin was released to make it easy to test different versions of jQuery, jQuery Migrate, and jQuery UI. Please install it and thoroughly test if everything works as expected, especially on the front-end, or at the settings pages of other WordPress plugins.”

Hope we’ve helped you out!

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