One of my plugins, shiftnav, does not work with the newest version of wordpress I think, how do I revert in order to fix shiftnav? It is currently making "| 500" appear on all of my menu titles

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    Really difficult due to the database changes that are hardly reversible. I'd recommend to drop the plugin, or ask the author (or another programmer) to fix it.
    – fuxia
    May 31, 2016 at 15:16
  • If you have a DB backup then you should have fair luck with reverting the DB and using FTP to overwrite WordPress with the version of your choosing. I've actually overwritten WordPress without a DB backup before, successfully, but results will vary depending on the versions/themes/etc. However, if you want WP up to date, you will need a more permanent solution sooner or later.
    – KnightHawk
    May 31, 2016 at 15:29
  • Are you sure the problem is in Shiftnav? It is supposed to be compatible to WP 4.4.3, so not that old.
    – cjbj
    May 31, 2016 at 15:50
  • I would not advise downgrading as new editions typically include security updates. Have you tried reaching out to the plugin developer under support?
    – user9447
    May 31, 2016 at 18:03

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In order to downgrade your wp version , first download your desired version from the link below


Then follow the steps

  1. Deactivate all plugins
  2. Logout of wordpress
  3. Delete the WP-ADMIN WP-INCLUDES folders via FTP
  4. Transfer the files from the downngraded wp version to your site via FTP EXCEPT WP-CONTENT
  5. Now login to wordpress , you will be requested to update database , and do it .

You are done.

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