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3 Suffusion updates in 60 days? Aghhh! (8 posts)

  1. cruth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Excellent theme, but this guy might consider slowing down.

    I installed 3.6.6 on Sept 20th and I get the automatic update hint for 3.6.9 ... only 2 months later?

    Seems like some manic / over-achiever energy.

    More importantly, there is a significant learning curve for this monster of a theme; and my site goes "nuts" after every upgrade, such that I need to drill down to relearn the theme instructions.

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ahhh... The pitfalls of a fantastic free theme developed and maintained by a conscientious author with a sense of responsibility. :-)

    Just pulling your leg a little... That is an excellent theme. The developer seems to take a great deal of time to keep up with refinements and improvements.

    You can probably check the change log in the new releases first if you like. That should give you an idea of what has been modified, and then you can decide if the impact of those changes merits an update of your own site. You may not actually need to do it until the feature changes actually affect you. You can find a ChangeLog.txt right inside the theme folder. It's very well documented.

  3. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    3 Suffusion updates in 60 days? Aghhh!

    I first thought you wanted more updates, looking at your post title.

    Excellent theme, but this guy might consider slowing down.

    I installed 3.6.6 on Sept 20th and I get the automatic update hint for 3.6.9 ... only 2 months later?

    Actually there were 2 updates in 60 days. There was a problem with 3.6.7, so it was directly 3.6.8, which had some critical bugs, hence 3.6.9, which came a couple of days after 3.6.8. So essentially it was one release with one patch.

    Seems like some manic / over-achiever energy.

    This is way slower than how it was prior to June, when you would have 1-2 updates a week. Mind you, the updates are actually new features and bug fixes, not simply tweaks of existing features. Also, far from "over-achiever energy", it is more like, "Okay, I have some time to kill now, and God knows when I will have time again, so let me do this".

    I won't deny the learning curve, but that should be expected from a theme that lets you customize so much. I would like to know how your site goes nuts, though. For every release I post very detailed notes on what changed on the theme's blog, and the theme is designed to carry over all your customizations from one version to another. In most cases the errors I have seen are due to users getting a copy of their style sheets from their cache and that freaks them out, but that is not a theme bug. Of course there are genuine bugs, too, though with frequent small releases such bugs are very low in number, which is why the theme had very few bugs prior to June.

    At the end of the day, upgrading is a matter of choice. Several people like themes that are regularly updated, and several others don't. The solution is simple - if you don't like the speed at which I put out code, don't upgrade immediately. Subscribe to the feed and when there is a release see if there is anything there that you like. If there is, do the upgrade, otherwise don't.

    Lastly let me add that it was you who pointed out a bug in 3.6.6 which I patched in 3.6.8, released 2.5 months after you reported it. Would you rather I left it unfixed or released it even later?

  4. cruth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Update. 1 week later.

    3.6.9 to 3.7.1?

    2 updates in 1 week?

    Aghhhh !!!

  5. CSD-Images
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sayontan likes to keep us busy ;)

    Still it's an excellent theme to start out with. After just completing my own theme I've come to appreciate how much work actually goes into creating, testing and maintaining them.

    So it's great to see a theme that's released for free get so many updates and features added.

  6. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Update. 1 week later.

    3.6.9 to 3.7.1?

    2 updates in 1 week?

    Aghhhh !!!

    Another whine-fest! Aarghhh!!

    For the benefit of others, here are the release dates from WP:
    2010-11-11 - 3.6.9
    2010-11-29 - 3.7.1 (live)

    So it was 1 update in 18 days, not 2 in 1 week. 3.7.0 was not accepted by the approvers, so I had to make modifications and resubmit it as 3.7.1. I don't make the rules here about approval processes (which doesn't allow resubmitting the same version), but I suspect that if I jump from 3.7.1 to 4.0.0 (because of some major changes) you will throw a hissy fit about 29 upgrades in one week.

    I like to keep my work bug-free and up to date and if you don't like that, you know what to do. Don't upgrade. But don't come here complaing each time about how much harder somebody else is working, particularly when there are two posts above that explain how you can avoid upgrading.

  7. annarech
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have just updated Suffusion Theme and as a result I can not access my admin siets. What can I do now?

  8. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Annarech,

    I have just updated Suffusion Theme and as a result I can not access my admin siets. What can I do now?

    When you say you cannot access your admin sites, what happens?
    Without any more information from your side, I could suggest you follow the instructions here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/if-you-are-facing-broken-theme-issues-for-suffusion-377?replies=1. If they don't work, downgrade to the last version by downloading it off http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/download/suffusion.3.7.3.zip

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