WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version

Description

WordPress Core Downgrade/Update

EN: The plugin “WP Downgrade” forces the WordPress update routine to perform the installation of a specified WordPress release. The Core Release you specify is then downloaded from wordpress.org and installed as would any regular update. You can permanently stay on a previous version of your choice or update selected.

The user Gahapati describes it so much better than I can. (Thank you!)

WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version has the potential for becoming one of the best-loved plugins among those, who simply cannot update to the latest WP release.

In the past the latest WP release was the only offering for WP’s Automatic Update routine. This left all those behind, who have to wait with Core updates, until their plugins become compatible with newer WP releases. When this finally happens, more often than not there has already been yet another Core update. In the end a dreaded, cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone Manual Update used to be the only way to go.

With WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version this is now a thing of the past. Anyone who lags behind the latest WP release is now able to use Automatic Updates even to lower WP versions. What WP Downgrade does simply is to make WP believe that the version you want to update to actually is the latest version. Because of this, there is no difference to updating to the latest version.

For security reasons I think this is a must-have plugin for anyone running a “seasoned” WP installation, and it actually should be a Core feature to be able to update not to the latest WP release exclusively but instead to have a choice among secure releases.

New advanced option: You are now able to manually edit the download link, if necessary. This allows, for example, a change of language for wp-core. Or you can get the release from another source.

DE: Das Plugin “WP Downgrade” zwingt die WordPress-interne Update-Funktion, ein bestimmtes WordPress-Release zu installieren. Das definierte Core-Release wird wie ein reguläres Update von wordpress.org bezogen und direkt installiert.
Das klappt wie gewohnt per Update-Button im Admin-Bereich oder per Auto-Update. Die Versionsnummer kann sowohl höher als auch niedriger sein als die aktuell installierte Version. Somit ist also auch ein Rollback auf frühere Releases möglich. Dein WordPress wird solange auf dieser Version bleiben, bis du eine neue Versionsnummer in WP-Downgrade hinterlegst (oder bis du die Versionsnummer leerst oder das Plugin deaktivierst).

Achtung: Nutzung auf eigene Gefahr!

WP-Downgrade funktioniert normalerweise prima. Trotzdem ist ein Versionswechsel immer ein riskanter Eingriff! Du solltest auf jeden Fall vorher ein Backup deiner Dateien und der Datenbank anlegen! Ich übernehme keinerlei Gewähr für deine Installation und werde auch keinen Support leisten.

Plugin hilfreich? Sag Danke!

Ich stelle das Plugin kostenlos zur Verfügung, freue mich aber sehr über Spenden oder einen Link auf meinen Reiseblog https://www.reisetiger.net! 🙂
Bitte bewerte WP Downgrade, wenn es für dich nützlich ist!

Screenshots

  • Release-Nummer hinterlegen
  • Downgrade auf hinterlegte WordPress-Version aktivieren
  • WordPress bietet eine ältere Version als Update an

Installation

Der einfachste Weg:

  1. Gehe in deinem WordPress Backend auf Plugins -> Installieren und suche dort nach “WP Downgrade”.
  2. Klicke in der Trefferliste bei “WP Downgrade” auf “Jetzt installieren”
  3. Aktiviere das Plugin
  4. Nun findest du unter “Einstellungen” einen neuen Punkt namens “WP Downgrade”. Dort kannst du die gewünschte Core-Versionsnummer hinterlegen und anschließend das WordPress-Update vornehmen.

Der manuelle Weg:

  1. Lade das Plugin herunter
  2. Entpacke die ZIP-Datei
  3. Lade den gesamten Ordner wp-downgrade per FTP in das Verzeichnis /wp-content/plugins/ auf deinen Blog hoch
  4. Gehe in deinem WordPress Backend zu Plugins und aktiviere das Plugin
  5. Nun findest du unter “Einstellungen” einen neuen Punkt namens “WP Downgrade”. Dort kannst du die gewünschte Core-Versionsnummer hinterlegen und anschließend das WordPress-Update vornehmen.

FAQ

Q: Button for update/reinstall is not visible

A: If there is no button for update/reinstall core on /wp-admin/update-core.php, this is being blocked by a custom code. Can be another plugin or your theme. Maybe you try something like this:

  1. Deactivate all other plugins
  2. Switch to a standard theme
  3. Remove this from wp-config: define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );
  4. Remove something like that from wp-config: remove_action( 'init', 'wp_version_check' );
  5. Remove something like that from wp-config: add_filter('pre_option_update_core','__return_null');
  6. Remove something like that from wp-config: add_filter('pre_site_transient_update_core','__return_null');
  7. Remove “gd-system-plugin” from /wp-content/mu-plugins/
  8. Remove the reference to gd-config.php in wp-config.php.

Reviews

سپتمبر 16, 2020
When the WordPress core update 4.5 broke certain features of the backend admin panel I was able to revert to the previous (working) version. Everyone should know about this plugin. It should probably be made part of WordPress itself! :p
سپتمبر 10, 2020
Upgraded to 5.5.1, a new theme update and Elementor 3.0 at the same time and my website was a mess. This plugin saved me hours of troubleshooting as I rolled back a version with a couple of button presses and it returned it to a working state.
سپتمبر 8, 2020
Great plugin. After upgrading one of my sites this morning, the appointment scheduler at a very busy doctor's office lost ALL data; clients (over 3000) and appointments. Luckily I found this plugin and downgraded to a prior WordPress version and voila - all data now readable again, no issues. Thank you again!
سپتمبر 1, 2020
This plugin saved my life! My store had several problems due to the update to the new WordPress version and in seconds everything was resolved. Even the backup would not be so efficient! Thank you so much for the great job!
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.2.2

  • compatibility with WordPress 5.5.1
  • Donation link added. I am very pleased with a coffee or a beer!

1.2.1

  • compatibility with WordPress 5.3.2
  • Bugfix for URL with language EN

1.2.0

  • Advanced option: You are now able to manually edit the download link, if necessary. This allows, for example, a change of language. Or you can get the release from another source.
  • Notes improved a little.
  • compatibility with WordPress 5.0.2

1.1.4

  • Improved access to the settings page (link from plugin overview)
  • compatibility with WordPress 4.7.1

1.1.3

  • bugfix on downloading certain languages
  • compatibility with WordPress 4.7

1.1.2

  • cleaned up code
  • small design change
  • added version number check

1.1.1

  • Englische Sprachdateien hinzugefügt. Vielen Dank an Gahapati!!

1.1.0

  • Fehler bei Sprachen ungleich “de_DE” behoben. Danke an Gahapati!!

1.0.0

  • Erste stabile Beta-Version
  • WordPress Downgrade oder Update nach Wahl
  • Funktioniert für Deutsche Sprachversion