[resolved] Updated to latest version and site content disappeared (5 posts)

  1. ahoyroo
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using a child theme of Gridiculous with very little customisation.
    Just updated (as prompted to do) to latest version and all of my site content has disappeared! Only the background remains:
    ...can I revert to the previous version please?

  2. ahoyroo
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This morning I un-installed all themes (except Twenty Ten) and re-installed everything from scratch. It looks like a lot of the class names have changed in the new version (and probably other elements such as div ids) and this is what seems to have caused my problem. For example, my child theme stylesheet had styles applied to .post-title and .post-content and these seem to have been changed to .entry-title and .entry-content in the latest version of Gridiculous (or possibly because I also updated WordPress to the latest version at the same time as well?)

    Anyway, I am now re-creating my custom header and footer and will be sure to back up the current version of the Theme before I update again, so that I can revert if necessary.

  3. coderazor
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The update from gridiculous. to gridiculous.1.0.8 included far more changes than those to class names, it also included changes to function names.

    I've more than a few sites running child themes based on Gridiculous. This update has put me in the uncomfortable position of having to admonish users with admin access not to help by updating the Gridiculous theme.

    For now I keep a backup of gridiculous. handy, so I can quickly back-date any site that gets updated...

    Should you find yourself dealing with this issue, you can pull an archived version of the theme from the svn repository.

  4. somethingelse
    Posted 1 year ago #

    holy crap. what a pain in the very low back.
    i thought creating child themes was supposed to PREVENT this kind of problem??????

    thank you @coderazor for that repos link...
    but jeeeez... what a hassle.

  5. ahoyroo
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks @coderazor that is a very useful link. Is it likely to expire any time soon or is it a fairly permanent archive?

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