Sudden shock when Graphene version 2. wrecked the appearance of my site

  • lakenjr

    #48399

    Wordpress offered me version 2 of Graphene, so I stupidly installed it without testing. I had not realised that it was not fully backwards compatible.

    The WordPress update process for themes just says Graphene
    You have version 1.9.4.3 installed. Update to 2.0.4.

    • Is there any way to incorporate a message saying that Graphene 2 is not fully backwards compatible?
    • Is there a migration guide that will help me to identify what to check and change in order to migrate?
    • Can I opt to stay on 1.9.4.3 for ever?

    For the benefit of others who may also be panicking, I am repeating the link to a simple procedure for reverting.

    Rollback to previous version of Graphene (grateful thanks to Syahir for making this available)

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    Syahir Hakim

    #48430

    Is there any way to incorporate a message saying that Graphene 2 is not fully backwards compatible?

    Unfortunately, no. Themes do not have the same capability that plugins have that allow them to do this.

    Is there a migration guide that will help me to identify what to check and change in order to migrate?

    Not at the moment. Basically, if you have a child theme with heavy customisation, it’s mostly easier to start with a blank slate, and then reapply and adapt those customisations one by one.

    Can I opt to stay on 1.9.4.3 for ever?

    You can, but you’ll miss out on newer features and support. If you’re intent on keeping 1.9.4.3 forever, you can install plugins like Easy Update Manager to disable update check for the theme.

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