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I'd appreciate workflow/best practices recommendations by more experienced Genesis users on how we should go about editing our Genesis child themes (I don't mean the simple mechanics! we know that stuff), given that these child themes occasionally get updated (and thus one's edited child theme becomes out of date, one's edits get overwritten, etc.). Do you usually copy/rename the child theme to a new child theme prior to editing? We're not planning on such major changes as to create a whole new theme...we just want to tweak this and that without regretting it once the next child theme update arrives. (I'm familiar with Genesis Design Palette Pro, btw, which will serve some but not all our editing needs.)
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Child Themes don't get updates, Genesis Framework is one that is updated. So, technically you will not lose any changes made to child theme when Genesis Framework is updated. Remember, News > News Pro is all together a new theme (not updates!).
Okay, thanks. Yes, Genesis as parent theme definitely gets updated. But each StudioPress child theme has a version number and "Updated:" date next to it on my download page; are you sure these are not getting updated?
Those are marginal updates. You won't get their update notification in WordPress Dashboard. General practice - child themes work fine with subsequent WordPress updates as Genesis Framework Theme updates handle all required compatibility code.
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