You may have noticed when logging into your WordPress system today that the update to version 5.5 is now available. This update is a version update that includes many improvements and additions.
If you have not yet switched over to the WP Block Editor and are still using the classic content editor now would be a great time to switch over! The Classic editor will remain available until 2021, but now is as good a time as any to make the switch! Contact me to find out if your theme is compatible before switching!
This update will not be done automatically by the WordPress system! It will require a manual update. Updates should not be done without a complete set of backups and thorough testing with all themes & plugins.
Please take a moment to review information on the WordPress Blog regarding the changes in 5.5 so that you fully understand how the system will operate after the update!
IMPORTANT! If you have not updated your WordPress installation in a year or more, you need to do it as soon as possible. The default PHP version on all servers is now 7.3 and your WordPress installation and/or plugins or themes might not operate well or at all after that upgrade.
This Update IS Covered by WordPress Service Agreements.
Users covered under a WordPress Service agreement (only) will be updated starting today and over the next week. Please be patient as there is a lot of testing to be done! Updates will not begin until compatibility with themes and plugins has been checked and you will be notified when they are completed OR if you will need changes made to your theme or plugin replacements due to incompatibility.
If you ARE NOT under a service contract you must request updates to your WordPress site. There is a minimum, prepaid charge of $25 for this service and you should expect to be charged for 15 to 30 minutes. You will be invoiced for the minimum charge after your request is received. Updates will not be provided without prepayment of that invoice. Payment will be applied to your final invoice for service.
Not sure if you’re under contract? See the FAQ on our WP Services page.
If you plan on updating WordPress without assistance, you are strongly urged to make full backups of your site files and database before proceeding. It is advisable that you check into the compatibility of the current WordPress version with any plugins or themes you are using.
Mirror Images now offers 3 types of Annual Service Plans for WordPress. Plan costs start at $199 per year. These plans will give you the peace of mind that your WordPress system & any plugins will be updated when those updates become available for one full year. Learn more, click here…
WordPress Service Plans include file & database backups, file/data restoration if there are problems after the updated. Service Plans will not cover new or custom programming or structural changes that may be needed to if your theme or data is not compatible with a version update. Renewal cost for premium plugins or themes also not included.
If you are interested in this new contracted service, click here for details or call 843-310-0471 during business hours.