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August 5, 2013 at 5:16 am #6206TerenceCustomer
I read some tweets from Wes the other day which lead me to believe that he is doing more than just simply updating the files to take advantage of Genesis 2.0 in general and HTML5 specifically. Although I appreciate Wes is only going to release it at the appropriate moment, it would be helpful to know if there are substantial changes which will change the current design, and if there will be a smooth upgrade path.August 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm #6212
If you’ve made customizations then you should just update it manually since (as mentioned by StudioPress) there is no easy way to update a customized version of a css file with a brand new css file….since everything will be different. The Epik widget names and classes will be the exact same as the original, but it’s the Genesis 2.0 markup code that will be different. If you made no changes to your theme and updated/replaced this with the newer version then it would work fine. It’s only if you’ve made customizations that you would need to manually make changes.
He is developing this on top of the latest Genesis Sample Child theme (from scratch) so it only has the HTML5 code and not the old code. Keep in mind, if you choose not to update your files to 2.0/HTML5 your site will still work fine.
Take a look at some of the Genesis converters which automatically do all of the work for you – https://www.google.com/search?q=genesis+2.0+converter …of course you’ll need to backup and save your old files just in case.
Here is someone that did it with the Epik theme – http://wpsites.net/wordpress-themes/how-to-convert-your-studiopress-child-theme-from-xhtml-to-html-5/ There should be many more tutorials in that Google Search link above.
August 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm #6247TerenceCustomer
I tried Eric’s converter the other day and ran out of time and patience, when it didn’t go right for me. Not his fault ~ mine.
To avoid update problems I use two plugins and totally avoid the hassle no matter how many ‘improvements’ I make ~ Improved Simpler CSS, a custom CSS and LESS editor which provides an easy way to modify the css globally on your site, and you are able to edit the css from the front end, plus Code Snippets which is a very easy, clean and simple way to add code snippets to your site. No need to edit to your theme’s functions.php file ever again!August 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm #6249
Thanks, I’ll definitely check out those plugins. I’ve never seen them before.
August 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm #6269christinewthompsonCustomer
I hope it’s easy. I just updated two blogs that use an ElevenForty child theme from StudioPress, with a number of CSS customizations, plus content managed via widgets, and the upgrade was fast and trouble-free. I hope we experience the same thing with Epik!August 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm #6271
It should be easy if you know what you’re doing. It’s the same process as any other Genesis theme.
Like I mentioned earlier, if you’ve made a lot of customizations to your css file, then you’re better off manually making changes, as newly updated files will only override your changes. That goes for any theme.
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