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  • Resolved KendraVA


    How do I revert back to an older version of Magazine Basic? 3.00 has been nothing but problems for me. What should have been an easy night of tweaking my blog has turned into a nightmare to the point where I’m considering abandoning this theme all together.

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  • Enen


    Thankfully I had saved my earlier version of Magazine Basic. I have reverted back to older version. Older version is much better and easier than the new version.

    Theme Author c.bavota


    You can find all older version of Magazine Basic here:

    Ditto for me: horrible, horrible update, though I hate to say it. Lost all my options, had to rebuild everything, front page is now fugly, layout’s gone to hell. Thank goodness for older versions.

    This kind of update should have been separated into a “MB v2” or “New Magazine Basic” as a totally different theme, in my opinion: it’s changed significantly and requires a totally different approach.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    SpikeTheLobster, did you lose options available in the theme itself or some other changes?

    All the MB options – widgets dropped, header gone, settings defaulted, etc.

    When I reverted back to the old version (2.7.9) they were all still stored, so everything’s fine. I just have to remember not to update the theme on the half-dozen sites where I use it!

    For me, I initially found the update troublesome, but with a bit of tweaking, I now prefer MB3.00 to the older version. Its wider layout gives a much better, cleaner and more professional look and appearance to the site.

    I agree with all the complaints above. I thoughtlessly updated by simply following the usual procedure from the updates page – without first doing a back-up.

    I’ve lost everything except the basic content: widgets, menus, the lot. Like others, I’m tempted to abandon the whole theme and start again.

    Has anybody seen a response from the guys responsible for this fiasco?

    @terence: if you upload the 2.7.9 version by FTP, overwriting the new one, you get all your options back (assuming you didn’t change stuff to try to fix the new one).

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