MIGRATING FROM 1.3.1 TO LATEST VERSION (I'M NEW TO THE THEME)

  • pvalvarez01

    #8053

    Hi,

    Good day to all, I’ve recently been appointed to managing our website for our Chapel and I thought that it would be best to update version. I’m totally new to the graphene theme but i see the community is quite helpful and thought i could have some help as well.

    Basically it’s a website about the church and it’s activities. The old manager of the site simply left without handing me anything over 🙁 that is why i’m totally scared right now of what to do. There are tons of pages that have been made and posts already there that i don’t want to waste and re-organize again 🙁

    I can understand basic html codes and might need to learn some CSS but i think i can do it.

    I would like, if i may:

    1. update graphene to latest version
    2. what do i need to get a hold of
    3. what should i keep in mind
    4. keep all links and pages
    5. is there a way to check out changes without affecting the site first?

    if it helps, here’s the site: http://www.greenbeltchapel.org

    changes i would like to have after:

    1. make slider image full width
    2. maybe put menus to the right/left

    Thank you very much and i’m hoping for a response

    pvalvarez01

    #40203

    please anyone? even just a link to a forum page about this.. thank you

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #40204

    There have been a LOT of changes between your version and the current version. I would recommend setting up a WAMP server on your computer so that you can experiment with plugin configurations on a test site first, and then upload to your live site.

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    There are tons of pages that have been made and posts already there that i don’t want to waste and re-organize again 🙁

    These are stored in the database, so theme changes won’t remove that data.

    pvalvarez01

    #40205

    Thank you very much, kenneth.

    i’ll read about WAMP servers first. i see very few plugins in the site, basically just gallery plugins.

    i was worried that the pages and the format would change if i update. 🙁

    i tried it before on a previous site i owned and i had an entire wipe of my database, i don’t know what i did wrong 🙁

    pvalvarez01

    #40206

    Thank you very much, kenneth.

    i’ll read about WAMP servers first. i see very few plugins in the site, basically just gallery plugins.

    i was worried that the pages and the format would change if i update. 🙁

    i tried it before on a previous site i owned and i had an entire wipe of my database, i don’t know what i did wrong 🙁

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