January 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm #332147
On nearly all my sites (around 15 of them, all of them running WP 4.9.9), Genesis Framework updated to v. 2.8 without any trouble, the usual way.https://www.explorator.info
One one of my sites, however, it remains stuck to 2.5 (it is a site on which I use it along with Wellness Pro child theme).
I don't understand why. On all my other sites, I am getting the information that an update is available, but not on that one.
I should mention that this is a site I have switched to ClassicPress. But this shouldn't be a problem, since ClassicPress at this point is basically the same as WP 4.9.9. And StudioPress support assured me two months ago that there would be nothing implemented to stop Genesis working on WP forks.
Basically, my question is: except for a manual install, is there any way to force check if the version of a theme is really the last one, or one in need of an update?January 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm #332382
You cannot check for child theme versions from within WordPress or WordPress forks. Child themes are never auto-updated. To check the version of a child theme, you have to log into my.studiopress.com.
As for the Genesis update issue on ClassicPress, I don't think this is anything we can help you with. We're just community volunteers, end users just like you.
While StudioPress said they wouldn't do anything to stop the framework from working, ClassicPress is not WordPress. As WordPress continues to evolve, the StudioPress devs will no doubt continue to ensure compatibility with WordPress. There's no way of knowing if changes to either the framework or ClassicPress will break legacy integrations.
I suggest you update the Genesis Framework manually on your ClassicPress site to see of that makes a difference. You might also want to check to make sure "Check For Updates" is checked on the Genesis Theme Settings page.
January 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm #333166
Thank you very much for your answer.
No, I did not want to update the child theme, I know that it shouldn't be. My question was about updating Genesis Framework theme, not a child theme.
Anyway, I have come across an interesting plugin that can be used not for force checking but at least for updating a theme or plugin that does not want to update. It is called Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File (by Jeff Sherk), and it allows to update a theme or plugin already installed and to avoid the "destination already exists" error message. Thus I have been able to update Genesis 2.5 to Genesis 2.8 in a matter of seconds, although the update option was not available in my admin panel. I thought that it might be useful to share that info.
Yes, I am fully aware of the risks involved in adopting ClassicPress, especially for somebody like myself who uses Genesis for most websites. And the same is valid for plugins too, obviously. Right now, I have switched three (small) sites to ClassicPress, while I keep all my other sites on WP 4.9.9. I am waiting to see how things develop before making major decisions about the future for my larger sites, although I do definitely incline to embrace ClassicPress. The only thinh that I know is that I do not want to follow the Gutenberg path.
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