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4/29/14 was the last update for the NewsPro theme. Many other themes have been updated once or twice since April 2014.
Is there a system for alerting theme users when SPress intends to discontinue supporting a theme?
If "no, not yet / now" such "alerts" would be nice.
I guess it could be said that if a WP update doesn't break a theme (in some way) then a theme modification is really just a tweak or an upgrade. OTOH, if a WP update offers some new functionality that the existing theme doesn't exploit / engage / utilize then the theme could be said to be "degrading".
Allow to me ask: Are there any plans to tweak or update the NewsPro theme? If not, is thought being given to no longer supporting the NewsPro theme via updates, tweaks, etc?
The Genesis Framework is updated on a regular basis, and that should be all you need for updates. Typically child themes are not updated because they are meant to be modified by the user. If the developer does come out with a new version, you should treat that like a brand new theme, meaning you would need to incorporate any customizations you made into the new theme. Some child themes may never see newer versions.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the insights, Savvyjackie.
I'm uncertain who the "developer" for the NewsPro theme is. I thought it was the product of the SP "team".
There's still a few policy / procedural / status questions I asked that I'd like to see answered from on high, assuming the questions aren't a bit more clueless than I can appreciate due to my cluelessness.
Guess I'll find out shortly. I don't mean to waste anyone's time with pointless questions. Thanks for your time, Jackie.
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