WordPress has recently updated the data, which shows why WordPress 5.5 has negatively affected the more than a million websites. WordPress is now publishing the maintenance release, which is version 5.5.1. It is mainly designed to serve or work as a patch to update the software of those users or developers of Themes and plugins.
This announcement about what went wrong is directly linked to the spreadsheet naming thousands of themes and plugins were affected. This spreadsheet is able to take the note of what is the issue in particular plugin and theme which may help the users and developers to fix their problem.
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Maintenance Release of WordPress 5.5.1
This new maintenance release of WordPress 5.5.1 is designed in a way that it can prevent the sites from breaking, and there are many errors which will be fixed too.
According to the sources, this version has released on 1st September 2020. So using it, you can fix your error related to the plugins and themes.
WordPress stated issue like;
All the developers have time till March 2021 to patch the code of plugins and themes. According to the WordPress,
The plan is to remove the fallback code in two major versions, so this will be deleted in WordPress 5.7. It gives plugin and theme developers ample time to remove the conflicting code and switch to using wp.i18n.
due to this error in WordPress 5.5 they need to release the maintenance version of it in September.
In WordPress 5.5, not all the plugins and themes are affected now; some of them are already fixed. Le’s see which plugins and themes were affected.
Affected Themes by WordPress 5.5
- Astra with more than 1 million users
- Hesita with more than 100,000 users
- Neve with more than 100,000 users
- ColorMag with more than 100,000 users
- Storefront with more than 200,000 users
- Heuman and many more
Affected Plugins by WordPress 5.5
- Max Mega Menu
- Child Theme Configurator
- WordPress Gallery Plugin
- Simple Custom CSS and JS
- Ocean Extra
- WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math
- Content Views – Post Grid & List for the WordPress and many more.
This maintenance update is specifically designed to solve the issues and bugs caught by the WordPress 5.5. Using this latest version of maintenance release, you can fix all your problems related to themes and plugins.