Support » Themes and Templates » Safe to upgrade wordpress with a custom theme?

  • This might be a dumb question; but if I have a fully custom theme, is it safe to perform a wordpress upgrade, or do I risk breaking my custom theme?

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  • There are only two situations that I can think of in which you would want to consider not upgrading wordpress:

    If your custom theme is a modified version of one of the default themes (twentyeleven/twentyten).

    or if your theme is using out of date hooks/actions (which if you are upgrading from anything above 3.2 I’d be willing to be you’ll be fine) you can go here http://adambrown.info/p/wp_hooks to double check.

    If you made the theme yourself or customized someone else’s theme (other than a default) and you are not upgrading from a very old version of WP I’d be willing to bet that you will be fine. I’m sure other’s will be able to voice their opinions if I missed anything here.

    But remember always backup! just in case.

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