OK – see – its the buzzwords that are second nature to you but are “greek” to me. For example, “replacing the old markup with the new markup” – Does this “markup” exist anywhere other than style.css?
I had already looked at the first link above but it doesn’t tell the novice what exactly I am supposed to DO with that information. Thank you for covering that in your last paragraph. I am comfortable enough with .css to do that.
But what do you mean by: ” Same thing for your other theme files” – what do you mean by “other theme files” – the ONLY thing I have ever “played” with is style.css. And although I have a vague notion of what a “hook” is, do I need to do anything if I am not a developer and haven’t used “hooks” or do I need to be concerned about my plugins?
And how do I “save a copy of my current theme?” Copy the folder?
Do you think you could tell me the high level” steps?
For example, I HAVE successfully updated to Genesis 2.0 but have not enabled HTML5.
What do I do now? Download the new Optimal theme?
What do I do 3rd? Enable HTML5 in Genesis or does that come later?
What do I do 4th?
I can find the how-to for each step – I just need someone to be a little clearer about what the steps are?
I apologize for being such a simpleton. I am learning but still have a ways to go. Any help is appreciated.
If the only thing I am concerned with is my .css staying intact, can I do this? 1) Copy my current .css to a separate location. 2)Upgrade Optimal like a new install. 3)Manually make the changes to my old .css per Brian’s chart and then copy that into the new style.css?
Again – thank for any help.