3.5 Master List Post
What follows this is the boilerplate I use for the ZOMG! WordPress Upgrades Broke me!
What I’d like is if you guys can think up quirks with 3.5 (plugins and themes you know won’t work, or have to be handled special) or other massive changes, that we collect them all here. Then I’ll craft the ‘final’ release.
Horray! VERSIONNAME is here! But OMGWTFBBQ!? WordPress 3.5 broke everything?
This thread contains the known issues with plugins and themes found in 3.5. Please read this WHOLE topic and come back and check it later, as it will be updated.
Remember to be calm, be patient and be respectful. Volunteers are out here to TRY and help you, but we need your help too. ALL forum rules still apply. You are just as important as everyone else.
If your post doesn’t show up right away, please be patient. With the higher than normal post volume, more people get erroneously flagged as spam. We’re working hard to keep the queue clear, but making multiple posts slows us down, as we have to go back and check if you already posted. Post one. If it shows up as ‘Anonymous’, we’ll fix it for you. Just wait.
- Don’t use excessive caps (in titles or body). Punctuate your sentence properly and humanely.
- Do use descriptive subject lines (“All permalinks broken since 3.3” instead of “Augh! Help ASAP! This version is terrible!”)
- Don’t bump your posts (they will be deleted on sight)
- Do make your own topic unless your problem is 100% exactly the same as someone elses (it will be easier for us to help YOU that way)
- Don’t post in topics marked “Resolved” (we don’t look at them).
If you’re upgrading from an older version of WordPress, you may want to read lists for 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4. There are known issues with older themes and plugins, and they may not have been corrected.
Also keep in mind that not liking the direction of WordPress’s Admin Design does not a bug make. If you don’t like a feature, please don’t make a series of posts complaining about it. Look and see if someone already did, and post there, or consider joining the process earlier on (like in Beta or even test via SVN). What you’re seeing today is the result of months of work and testing, and unless something is outright broken, it’s highly unlikely to be changed.
Again, BEFORE you post:
Go to your own install’s about page – http://domain.com/wp-admin/about.php – to see what’s new.
And then make sure you’ve tried…
- flushing any caching plugins you might be running, as well as server and/or browser caches.
- deactivating all plugins (yes, all) to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s). If you can’t get into your admin dashboard, try resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems. Also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder. The easiest way is to rename that folder to `mu-plugins-old`
- switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems. If you can’t log in to change themes, you can remove the theme folders via FTP so the only one is `twentyeleven`. That will force your site to use it.
- manually upgrading. When all else fails, download a fresh copy of the latest.zip file of 3.4 (top right on this page) to your computer, and use that to copy up. You may need to delete the wp-admin and wp-includes folders on your server. Read the Manual Update directions first!
Outside of the normal changes (buttons are now square, colors have been tweaked, code has been optimized), there’s one major new feature that everyone will be talking about: Improved Media Uploader.
The media uploader is improved, and the way you insert galleries into your posts is changed. Just like before, you can upload and insert media (images, audio, document files, etc.) by clicking the Add Media button. The drag-and-drop box (introduced in WordPress 3.3) now overlays the whole screen. There’s no need to press ‘save’ to change your title, alt tags, or captions, as WordPress will save it for you on the fly. To create an image gallery, select the images to add and click on the “Create a new gallery” button. It’s just that easy.
Also included in 3.5 is the new default theme, Twenty Twelve – https://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentytwelve – which is a responsive theme that looks good on mobile devices, without any extra work needed by you. Twenty Twelve is also the first WordPress default theme that was designed to work either as a traditional website or a blog.
One other major change is the Link Manager. If you’re using it, you’ll want to install the Link Manager plugin – https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/link-manager/ – because it’s going away. Don’t worry, if you’re using it, it will still be there, but if you’ve never used it, it will become invisible.
If you’re a fan of the HTML (i.e. plain text) editor, that’s been renamed to ‘Text’ to more accurately describe what it really is. There are also new oEmbeds (Slideshare, Instagram, and SoundCloud), and the oEmbed feature is now on for everyone.
Plugins and themes which use their own jquery without properly compensating for WP’s will break. This isn’t new by any means. In fact, we’ve always said that replacing or overriding jquery will bust things, and we don’t let people do it anymore in plugins or themes hosted here. That doesn’t stop people from doing it, though.
A quick way to see if your problem is caused by jquery issues is to set
`define('SCRIPT_DEBUG', true);` in your wp-config.php file (above ‘Stop Editing Here’).
If that doesn’t work, you can view the JS console on your browser to see what the error is.
Don’t worry, if that was greek to you, do the usual turning off plugins and switching themes to figure out which one it is, and then tell the dev ‘Hey, you’re doing_it_wrong() and breaking things!’
In all cases, make sure you’re using the latest version of themes and plugins. For example, TwentyTen and TwentyEleven themes got an upgrade. Also many plugins have updated and will now work with 3.5. Make sure you upgrade them first before coming for help.
WordPress Polls version 33.7 – https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cardoza-wordpress-poll
Breaks flyout menus. Author has been emailed.
You need to edit cardozawppoll.php and change this:
wp_enqueue_script('cwp-main', CWP_PGN_DIR.'public/js/CWPPoll.js', array('jquery'));
wp_enqueue_script('cwp-mainjqui', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.14/jquery-ui.min.js', array('jquery'));`
wp_enqueue_script('cwp-main', CWP_PGN_DIR.'public/js/CWPPoll.js', array('jquery,jquery-ui'));`
Role Scoper – https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/role-scoper/
Issues with Custom Post Types. Author has been emailed.
Hide Dashboard – https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hide-dashboard/
Upgrade to the latest version, and you should be fine.
Now this is where I tend to stop and go through the various broken stuff. Do you know of plugins or themes that have issues (or will) with 3.5?