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Question about upgrading to 1.07 (10 posts)

  1. ShaiRoelud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi All,

    I just updated my website to wordpress 3.5.2 and in the process also update some of my plugins. Luckily, everything still seems to work fine. The only thing left that needs updated is the Spun theme (currently running 1.06).

    When I click on the "Live Preview" option, the whole layout seems to be gone, which is probably because it doesn't take my child theme into account.

    My question is...is this just an issue of the Live Preview option and should everything work normally when I actually update or is this Live Preview option actually showing the issues I will have once I update? And if so, any ideas how I can get my child theme to work with the new spun version?

    Thanks,
    Cheers,
    Roel

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is this just an issue of the Live Preview option

    There are no current issues with the live preview functionality. What happens if you switch to the original parent theme?

  3. ShaiRoelud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your quick response.

    If I switch to the parent theme, my site is messed up. It's saying "Nothing found. Ready to publish your first post?" and gives me my menu.

    The reason for this is probably because in my child theme I changed posts to pages and I "deleted" the upper menu and am using the circles for navigation on my homepage...see Cameron Lab

    When I click the "Live Preview" button for the 1.07 version of Spun, it shows me exactly the same view as when I activate the current parent theme. So either the Live Preview cannot "see" my child theme, or when I update to 1.07 it somehow will prevent my child theme from working.

    Thanks again.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If I switch to the parent theme, my site is messed up. It's saying "Nothing found. Ready to publish your first post?" and gives me my menu.

    Have you published any Posts? Are you using a static front page?

    I changed posts to pages

    Sorry? How did you do that?

  5. ShaiRoelud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I have a static front page and no, I haven't published any posts.

    Everything on the website is published using pages. Since we're using it as a regular website and not as a blog, the info isn't updated that regularly and we don't want any comments etc. I figured going for pages made the most sense (after reading up on the general purpose of pages and posts).

    I changed posts for pages using a solution someone posted on this forum. If you want me to, I can look it up.

    In my child theme, I currently have my child css sheet and then a content-home.php, index.php, functions.php, content-research.php and a research-index.php. The last two are for generating a circle menu based on child pages on the research page of the website.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want me to, I can look it up.

    Yes, please.

  7. ShaiRoelud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This pretty much explains it although I didn't change the parent index.php file but added and index.php file to my child theme.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is that the only change you made?

  9. ShaiRoelud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, I did quite some changes in my child css (too much to mention, but it mainly deals with the positioning of certain elements and removing some stuff I didn't want).

    Next to that, I changed the content-home.php file, so that the page titles are printed over the images in the circle and I added a content-research.php file to do the same for the child pages that generate the menu on the Research page.

    All these changes are contained in a child theme folder so I didn't make any changes to the parent theme itself.

  10. ShaiRoelud
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just a quick update for anyone who was wondering. After backing up everything including my database, I decided to upgrade the Spun theme even though the live preview showed errors.

    As far as I can tell, my website still works fine so I think the Live Preview is only able of showing you a preview of the updated parent theme and cannot take the child theme into account.

    But I'm happy and this thread can be marked as Resolved. :)

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