Enable jQuery Migrate Helper


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.


  1. Upload to your plugins folder, usually wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin on the plugin screen.
  3. That’s it! The plugin handles the rest automatically for you.


What does it mean that something is “deprecated”

A script, a file, or some other piece of code is deprecated when its developers are in the process of replacing it with more modern code or removing it entirely.

How do I find and use the browser console

WordPress.org has an article about using the browsers console log to diagnose JavaScript errors.


November 23, 2020
Thank you, thank you, thank you, I can now edit my pages again! What a relief! Will there be another plugin made avaialble for when WP 5.6 kicks in? I don't want to go through all the stress all over again!
October 27, 2020
Works as expected to fix plugins not updated, but whenever I enable the plugin my page load times go from about 800ms to 2500-3000+ miliseconds.
October 24, 2020
your fine plugin solved a whole bag of problems I had run into. 🙂 very helpful + utterly appreciated (y)
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Contributors & Developers

“Enable jQuery Migrate Helper” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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v 1.1.0

  • Added option to dismiss deprecation notices in backend
  • Added logging of deprecation notices in the front end
  • Added admin bar entry to show when deprecations occur
  • Added view of logged deprecations
  • Added dashboard notice encouraging users to remove the plugin if no deprecations have been logged in a while (1 week).
  • Changed the time interval between showing the dashboard nag from 2 weeks to 1 week, as WordPress 5.6 comes closer.

v 1.0.1

  • Fix one of the admin notices being non-dismissible.

v 1.0.0

  • Initial release.