December 18, 2015 at 10:38 am #174221RavenManiacParticipant
I just received a notification that Genesis 2.2.5 is out. If I attempt to upgrade from 2.2.3 does that wipe out all of my customizations, including any custom CSS?December 18, 2015 at 11:07 am #174228Victor FontModeratorDecember 18, 2015 at 11:42 am #174236
Personally, I've been waiting for the list of updates in 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 to appear on genesischangelog.com. I'm curious about those few major changes that were made in the Genesis admin display, and there's no place else I know of to start looking for that info.
This is one thing I've always wondered about, why the changelog isn't included in the actual files of the framework. Plugins have them, themes from other shops and other Genesis child theme shops have them, even themes in the repository and Theme Forest have them... why doesn't the framework have them included?
That said, Raven, you're good with updating, if you've done what Victor outlined 🙂
December 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm #174288December 18, 2015 at 4:47 pm #174293TGoeddeMember
I updated and lost my simple-sidebars plugin usability. Support knows of the issue and is trying to write a work around. Meanwhile, my site doesn't have the intended and necessary sidebar navigation. I hope they fix this really soon!December 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm #174305
Found what I was looking for; seems like 2.2.4 included a fix for a Genesis settings screen issue for WP 4.4, which is the explanation I'd been looking for.
For my sites so far, that same fix makes the settings screen look strange in all versions of WP, including 4.4, 4.3.1 and 4.2.5, but since no one else seems to have mentioned it, I guess it's just an admin design choice update I hate that's bugging me 🙂
December 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm #174308RavenManiacParticipant
Thanks Victor and Summer.
Is that why themes are rarely updated? If a theme is updated, what steps or plugin do I need to use to ensure I can backup and restore all of my customizations?December 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm #174309
For Genesis framework themes, it's your call.
The child themes are rarely updated -- you can see that from the dates in the theme downloads section, and they won't ever auto-update on you. Updating the framework will not affect your child theme customizations, unless you've gone and made changes in the main genesis folder too (which is a bad practice to engage in anyway) 🙂
If you see that a child theme has been updated, and those changes incorporate things you'd like to add, I usually just copy in the CSS changes manually and upload the fresh versions of anything in lib or includes or js folders of the child theme only.
Since the themes are so relatively small, I just download a copy of the customized child theme folder (if it's not already stashed there to begin with), that way if I goof something really bad, I can start over.
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