Support » Plugin: WordPress Beta Tester » WordPress switched to alpha after 5.5 update

  • Resolved valeriuc

    (@valeriuc)


    Hello there,

    i have a serious issue with WordPress after updating to 5.5.
    Some of them have switched to alfa versions without my intervention. I did not opt for alpha, they are working / production sites and i really don’t need alpha versions and daily updates in the middle of the day with customers logged in. Most of them are old installs from 2014-18, updated regulary and well maintained.

    Also, for some of them i got back old themes from 2012, 2013, up to 2020.
    This is strange and i don’t know how to stop the automatic updates.
    I have about 30-40 wp installs waiting to be updated to 5.5 but with this problem i’m not in the mood for more problems.

    Please, anyone else had this problem after 5.5 update?

    Thanks.

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  • Plugin Author Andy Fragen

    (@afragen)

    If you were on the bleeding edge stream it will continue to auto-update as it sees a “minor” version. This happens after a release when the alpha branch is switched to trunk. Sorry. If you select the Beta/RC branch when you were still on 5.5RC it would have updated to 5.5 release and stopped there until the next beta. I think.

    You should be able to reinstall 5.5 and deactivate the Beta Tester plugin until you are ready to test again.

    Plugin Author Andy Fragen

    (@afragen)

    To be clear, this should only have happened on sites with the Beta Tester plugin active and set to bleeding edge nightly.

    Thread Starter valeriuc

    (@valeriuc)

    Hello Andy,

    i did not install the beta tester plugin or made any other settings regarding beta, or alpha. Regular install, old install from 2014, updated and maintained. Updated on 18.08.2020 to 5.5 a few days later i have noticed that the sistem is sending updates report by email and in the bottom right says that i’m on a beta version, etc.
    Today it had made an update around 12:30 in the middle of the day with customers online.

    Ok, let’s say it was a fluke, or smth, but i have 4-5 sites with the same problem. How come. 😀

    I work with WordPress for some years now, the pages in questions are production sites. Nobody in his right minds would install a beta tester plugin on a production site.

    Plugin Author Andy Fragen

    (@afragen)

    That’s very strange. I’m not sure what else could be doing this.

    Can you share a list of the installed plugins?

    Thread Starter valeriuc

    (@valeriuc)

    Sure, here you go.
    http://ibb.co/2WL76c2

    Plugin Author Andy Fragen

    (@afragen)

    You should be able to switch back to the release version of 5.5 from the core-update.php page.

    It seems you may have been on the point release nightly stream, but I don’t really have any idea.

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