Updating jQuery UI on WordPress to the latest version (1.12.1)

Working as a freelancer gives us access to a broad range of problems and issues. Last week I had to find out how to update jQuery UI on WordPress to the latest version.

One on my regular clients had issues with jQuery UI version and security compliance. WordPress ships with jQuery UI version 1.11.4 which, according to this link https://github.com/jquery/api.jqueryui.com/issues/281, has a security issue and the client’s website could not pass security compliance. Continue…