You just updated your website to the newest version of WordPress and now your website isn’t the same, pages are missing, the admin area isn’t workin, or formatting is off. In this post, we’ll cover why WordPress 5.5 is breaking websites and how to fix it.

Why is My Site Broken After Updating to WordPress 5.5?

The reason that your WordPress website is broken after updating to 5.5 is because you are running a plugin or theme that has outdated code (specifically jQuery). After updating to WordPress 5.5, outdated plugins or themes may no longer function properly.

How to Fix WordPress 5.5 Breaking Sites

A quick fix to is to install the jQuery Migrate Helper plugin on your site (this fixes most errors).

Note: The jQuery Migrate Helper plugin is a temporary solution to repair your site. This plugin re-enables the jQuery Migrate tool for your site to give your plugin and theme authors some more time to update, and test their code, but it should not be used as a long-term solution to fixing your site.

After installing and activating the jQuery Migrate Helper plugin, refresh your browser and that should have fixed the issue.

For a permanent fix a web developer may be needed. This is where we can help! Contact us today and we can troubleshoot this error and make sure the jQuery issue is fixed at the core.