August 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm #16171
Hi, I bought this theme last year, but with all the updates that WordPress has all the time, and of course Genesis too. I am wondering how often do you update this theme in particular, and if you check from time to time if your theme works with the most recent WordPress version. My concert is that, If I update wordpress I would mess my webpage and I know that I should do backups and all that kind of things to fix it but, at the same time I want a update theme with the most recent version.August 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm #16172
Updating WordPress does not wipe out your Theme .CSS custom settings. Updating the Theme can.
Here is a good read and tutorial on this. It is always said, BACK UP and BACK UP. I also copy the text of each page (the code) and save them as text files for each of my sites. I find it very convenient if I screw up a page and need to “cut and paste” the old back in. Sometimes it gets “lost” in the WP admin functionality. Peace of mind.August 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm #16174
Thank you Andykey but I think you didn’t read very well what was my question. because I know what happen when you update wordpress and I know how to update my theme too. My question is if I have this theme version 1.0 and I want to update my wordpress to version 3.9.8. it won’t work, because the theme works in a lower WordPress version, unless the theme author update Ally theme to be totally functional to the most recent WordPress version.August 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm #16177
“My question is if I have this theme version 1.0 and I want to update my wordpress to version 3.9.8. it won’t work, because the theme works in a lower WordPress version”
Generally this isn’t how Genesis Child themes work. The Theme itself will still work perfectly fine regardless if you update WordPress. There isn’t much code in Genesis Child themes that would be affected by WordPress updates. Most Genesis Child themes (Especially Appfinite’s Themes) are created with the EXACT Same standards as StudioPress. And StudioPress makes sure everything in the FRAMEWORK is up to date, and future proof….meaning old themes will still work perfectly fine on newer updates.
That is the beauty of Child Themes 🙂 Child themes are mostly design/CSS and a basic functions.php file which doesn’t really need to be updated that often unless the framework itself has made changes to the functions/code etc. But that rarely happens.
You’ll be fine updating your site as long as you’re using a recent version of the theme…..if not, I would just check the functions file of the theme and compare it with the latest version. The functions file isn’t that big, so this can easily be done if needed. You could use a site like https://www.diffchecker.com/ to compare old versions to new versions.
I think you’ll be fine updating to the latest version of WordPress. Before you do, as @andykev said, just make sure and backup everything. Your hosting company should have a way to revert your site back just in case you make a mistake or if there is an error in the update process. Ask them about that before you update if you’re concerned……But I think you’ll be fine 🙂
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