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[resolved] POSSIBLE TO DOWNGRADE TO VERSION 1.6 ??? (25 posts)

  1. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We had a nicely working website with 1.6 woocommerce.

    Unfortunately, "upgraded" to 1.6.1 and now the website's design is all screwed up.

    IS it possible to go back to 1.6 ???

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

  2. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    See the developer tab on the plugin page, I think you mean 1.5.8 though.

    Ultimately if you ever want to update again you'll need to sort out your theme - the main change was removing loop-shop.php

  3. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In the developer's tab it says that the previous version is 1.6.

    The website worked fine with the previous version. After the update to 1.6.1 the website is all screwed up.

  4. maryefern
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same problem! Is this a bug with the new version? I didn't make any design changes (or otherwise) that would have been lost with the upgrade. It just doesn't look right now.

  5. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

  6. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's possible that we upgraded to 1.6.1 straight from 1.5.8.
    Regardless of the numbers, the latest version doesn't work!

    You can see it on our website, http://www.tvcenter.ca
    We are using the Sommerse theme from ThemeForest, http://www.yourinspirationweb.com/tf/?theme=sommerce

    Before the upgrade our website worked in a similar way to the original.

    After the upgrade many things changed, such as:

    1)Titles of Featured Products on the main page changed from CAPITAL LETTERS to NON-CAPITAL.

    2)The nice frames with shadows around the pictures (see the original) are now gone ! Pictures have no frames!

    3)Because there are no frames, the "SALE" sign just hangs in the air.

    4)Before the upgrade we were able to control the number of columns on the main page. We were able to switch between 5 nicely aligned columns of pictures AND 4 columns of pictures + "Featured Products" title on the side (see the original theme).
    Now we can only have 4 columns of frameless pictures and they are skewed to the left ! (see http://www.tvcenter.ca)

    5) In the "shop" area it's even worse. Regardless of the number of columns that we preset, it always gives us the following:
    *Row of 3 columns
    *Row of 1 column
    *Row of 3 columns
    *Row of 1 columns

    See the problem here:
    http://tvcenter.ca/products/product-category/categories/portable-dvd-players/

    PLEASE help us with those problems.

  7. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anyone can reply /solve the problems ?

  8. royho
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The new version dropped the loop-shop so it is very possible your theme is using it. I would suggest you contact your theme developer for them to update your theme.

  9. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The theme developer doesn't provide after sale theme support/updates.
    But how is that a responsibility of theme developers ?
    There are probably 100's of themes that worked with the previous version of Woo Commerce plugin.
    If Woo Commerce are releasing a new version, shouldn't they make sure it's a working version?

  10. royho
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Actually if a theme is said to support a certain plugin, then YES it most absolutely a theme developer's responsibility. But it is at their discretion if they want to give that kind of support or not.

    You have to remember that there is no way for Woocommerce to anticipate every type of themes out there and therefore can't assure it will work/look correctly in any situation. They most likely test it against their own themes (of course) and probably the default 2010/2011 themes.

    But ultimately it is the responsibility of the person taking care of the site to know what to do in a situation like this. If it's a theme issue, then correct it and if you don't know how and theme developer is not responding, then you would need to look for an alternate route. Sure you can stick to the older version of woocommerce but this is usually not recommended as newer versions come with bug fixes, security vulnerabilities...etc.

    Unfortunately that is the harsh truth if you're wanting to build your own site. Either that or you can hire a developer.

  11. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Royho, thank you for the reply, but you are wrong.

    There are thousands of websites that run on the WooCommerce plugin.
    Now Woocommerce decides to screw up those websites overnight, and the website owners should stop doing their business and start looking for solution for their website problem??????

    Maybe instead WooCommerce should not release updates that will screw up thousands of websites ?

  12. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Maybe you should test updates with third party themes (or check with the theme developers) in advance, especially with major updates.

    In a perfect world we'd keep it compatible with everything, but in the name of progress we need to change things time to time. There were ample disclaimers and notices in the readme of the 1.6 update.

  13. royho
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Again as Mike stated "in the perfect world it would just work with any theme"...

    Whenever there are updates, as a developer, you should perform the updates on a staging/test environment first prior to deploying it on a live site. This way you're not blindsided by any issues that may occur.

    And sometimes major changes do occur and for a good reason and it requires you to in-turn update other things but that is part of refinement and is a necessary step.

  14. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So does anyone have a solution to this problem ???

    How can we remove the non-working version of WooCommerce and return to the one that worked (1.5.8?) ?

  15. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you really want to run an old version forever rather than fix your problems go ahead; download here http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/developers/.

    You'll gradually find less and less plugins and themes support your site, be advised.

  16. tvcenter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mike, we would like the problems to be fixed, but WooCommerce prefers not to fix them.
    So what can we do ?
    If we install ver 1.5.8 and then remove the latest WooCommerce ver, will it erase all our items from the store ?

  17. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The issues aren't with WC core - they are with your theme. Theres nothing for us to fix.

    No you won't lose data.

  18. mariazapata
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I am a person who wants to integrate woocomerce to her website.
    Can you please let me know if the themes on woothemes are guarenteed that they might not change in an upgrade of this type?, because I want my website to look good at all times, and also I want a safe and stable version of my website.
    Thanks.

  19. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You shouldn't have any issues with the themes on woothemes - they are actively maintained.

  20. pbspirits
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having the problem of the columns not working in Shelflife (Woocommerce Theme).

    I created a custom home page, added various versions of shortcodes and none work. These include:

    [featured_products columns="5" per_page="5"]

    or, with my live SKUS:

    [products skus="PFD0000, NW100, GD102, GD101, GD100" columns="5"] or, [products skus="PFD0000, NW100, GD102, GD101, GD100"]

    I'm wondering if it's something to do with the thumbnail size although it appears the thumbs on my new site are being expanded.

    The end result is I have five products and cannot get all five to line up on the same line - four appear on the top line, one below.

    Also, how does one get rid of the UL bullet for product names on this same page?

    Thanks!

  21. wpShoppingCartReviews.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Um, hate to chime in here on a negative note, but I'm using WooThemes' own Wootique with WooCommerce (actually, this theme needs WooCommerce installed) and there's an issue with the up-sells ("You may also be interested in...") being displayed twice -- and the cross-sells ("Related Products") being completely random no matter which products are set!

  22. bcaa8ra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    tvcenter, How did you fix this problem. I have the very latest 1.6.5.2 with canvas and when I try to use shortcode [recent_products per_page="8" columns="4" orderby="date" order="desc"], it always puts 3 to a row, not 4.

  23. dorothai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not true that all works like charm if it is bought at woocommerce - the last update knocked attributes out - if woo-themes or not.
    And uninstalling a plugin to re-install it so they can upgrade the plugin automatically (You do not loose any data!!! in the mail) - lost a 690 row database table of manual inserted FedEx, EMS and Registered Mail data.
    So whenever - always test first or make at least a MySql db backup.
    They are marketing their stuff - that is clear and won't say hey we make big boos too - we are just human! that can trash your web site.
    Install Apache / PHP and MySql (same versions you have on the server) on your machine and test any upgrades first here.

  24. glennnn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having an issue with latest wooCommerce as well.
    It seems to overwrite all theme settings. I will get ahold of the theme guys.
    Woo overwrites where widgets are placed and will not allow even colour scheme to update on a page.

  25. softpots
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anyone know how I can get rid of a 'Sale!' sign that hangs over product thumbnails and on the products page?

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