Support #11277

Bridge Theme is broken

Added by scott voth about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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I am noticing that all sites using the Bridge theme (or Bridge theme child) are not working. I'm wondering if Bridge was updated and the "WP Bakery Page Builder" plugin was not?

I notice this message in the Dashboard:

"*Version 18.0 - This is a major Bridge update. In order for your version to work properly, please do the following:

Install and Activate Bridge Core Plugin*"

It seems like the parts of the sites that are broken are the parts that use the page builder.

Here is an example of a broken page - - no logo, shortcodes not rendering, etc.


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to Matt Gold
  • Priority name changed from Normal to High

Could someone - Matt? - please provide me with the necessary files?

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 3 years ago

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Target version set to 1.14.10

I've updated the theme to the latest in

In I added the bridge-core plugin, and in I made it available to sites using the 'bridge' theme.

I activated the plugin on and it appears to have fixed the problem.

I ran a query to see which sites are running the Bridge theme. There are about 46. This was too many to process manually, so I wrote a script that activates the bridge-core plugin across all of them. I've run the script and now the sites appear to be working.

I'll add a note to the release process documentation explaining that each update to the Bridge theme must also include plugin updates.

Scott, please reopen if you find additional issues.

#4 Updated by scott voth about 3 years ago

Thanks Boone! I looked at 5 sites I know that are using Bridge and everything looks good. There are some background color changes (in the footer, for example), but that is expected I guess, with such a major release.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

Thanks for confirming!

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