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Client wants to bring an old site out of hiberation.
On examination their last iterations were Genesis 2.10.0 and one of the very old (but pretty robust themes, Agency, Lexicon, Education etc.
Updating to Genesis 3.3.5 breaks all of these.
(a) Anyone know of simple workaround(s) for this situation?
(b) Any comments on security hazards using those old themes and old Genesis ver?
- might it be better to test one of the 3rd party free Genesis themes, or are they a bit fraught security-wise?
Any advice greatly appreciated; client is a charity, and like most charities counting every dollar - we can chip in a few hours at no charge but that's our limit, sadly.
Genesis removed support for the old XHTML themes with the release of V.3. They won't work with the newer versions of Genesis. YOu either have to change to a modern HTML5 theme or reverrt back to the last 2.x version of the framework.
Thanks Victor - greatly appreciated.
I guess the leading question then becomes:
What are potential security hazards in running a 2.x version of framework.
Does anyone have authoritative advice on continuing to use Genesis 2.x framework please?
Specific security references would be handy.
Genesis released V.3 and dropped compatibility for the previous XHTML themes. The more recent iterations of Genesis won't support them. Either switch to a contemporary HTML5 theme or go back to the previous 2. X version of the framework. I have also solved this problem with one of my client website expertessaywriters.co.uk
Thanks for your note - I'd already clocked the HTML5 story and have been using latest Genesis ver. on other client sites.
However in this case the client (a charity) was dead keen on the old Lexicon theme having invested many hours thereon - it actually looks very smart.
Despite much searching I've not found a decent HTML5 theme that looks as good, and have not encountered any functional snags with it at all.
Of course security is the big concern, and nobody seems to have any clues at all on the wisdom of continuing to use the Genesis 2.x framework.
Various security-testing plugins and sites don't raise any serious alarms.
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