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Discussion on: jQuery Migrate brakes WordPress version 5.5

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Gary Bell

What both worries and annoys me about Wordpress is that within the quote "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", they are admitting that they have released a breaking change, but haven't bumped the version in a semantic manner.

They should have released this as version 6.0 so people knew they would need to take more time to look through the changes and test further. If I update something with only a bump in the minor version, I don't expect it to break anything.

Ok, so there are a lot of other things which annoy me about Wordpress, and this just adds to the list. But every time I read something about the platform, I wonder why people still use it. That, sadly, comes down to because people know it, and people don't like change.

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Luc_C Author

Personally I use it because my clients has operated with it. It is indeed easy to use and everything else, but personally I prefer using pure html, css and vanilla js...until then, we use what we have at hand. Again, this is just a opinion from a fresh developer that has less than 2 years in development. 🙂