Last updated on July 25th, 2023.
Is the jQuery version running on your WordPress site up to date?
Your theme and plugins, as well as WordPress itself, rely on jQuery. An out-of-date version may place your website at risk.
In this article, we will show you how to update jQuery to the latest version in WordPress.
It’s important to keep jQuery up to date to maintain the security of your website. The latest version fixes bugs and vulnerabilities in previous versions that may place your site at risk.
If you are running the latest version of WordPress, then you don’t need to manually update jQuery. It’s automatically done for you.
But if you’re using an older version of WordPress, such as WordPress 5.4 or earlier, then it’s recommended that you do the update.
Also, if you’ve replaced the default WordPress jQuery with Google Library, then it won’t automatically update to the latest version.
Editor’s Note: it’s important to highlight that updating jQuery may break older plugin functionality, so after the update, you should test your website.
In most cases, it’s not an issue, but in case you run into problems, then you can easily return to the older version.