How to Downgrade Your WordPress Site (For Troubleshooting Plugin and Theme Issues)

How to Downgrade Your WordPress Site (For Troubleshooting Plugin and Theme Issues)

Author: Kinsta

Date: February 28, 2020 

Category: Performance, Security, Tips and tricks, Tutorials, Webhosting

Running your WordPress installation, plugins, and theme on the latest available versions is a crucial best practice for using the platform. It’s also recommended to use the most recent version of PHP. However, there are some cases when this isn’t prudent or possible.

If you find yourself in such a situation, you may need to reverse an update and downgrade your WordPress site (or part of it). Fortunately, there are methods available for rolling back each element of your website.

This post will explain why you might need to downgrade WordPress, as well as how to do so safely. We’ll


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