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    after wp 4.7.1 update, site layout is now backwards: sidebar/content instead of content/sidebar. Plus sidebar widgets don’t have usual border around them, bleed into main content area. Under Customize, layout bar is blank.

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Jan Dembowski.
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    Thread Starter ringette


    I had already done that, and just heard their reply. I didn’t have the ‘update’ button checked in Genesis in my dashboard, and therefore was not aware that this theme needed updating before I updated to WP 4.7. 4.7 needs 2.4.2 version of Genesis to work properly. I checked the button, got the update, all is well. Sure wish I could have found this very simple info somewhere hours and hours ago. Thanks for your help. Hopefully this post can help someone else in future.

    You’re welcome; glad you got it fixed.

    The same thing happened to me on upgrade of WP from 4.6.3 to 4.7.2 . Needed to upgrade Genesis to 2.4.2 by clicking the “Check for Updates” button under Dashboard->Genesis->Theme Settings . The child theme did not need to be updated (Lifestyle Pro)

    My Genesis theme is quite old and beyond an easy update. I also use a ‘child theme’ within, so if any future WP upgrades messes up Genesis, guess what: No more WP upgrades thank you very much. The last update messed up the sidebars and I reset the update back to what it was. Less work for me going forward

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