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I am using the Magazine Pro theme but I think my question is not specific to that Child Theme.
If I make some CSS amendments to the style.css file in the child theme, then presumably if that theme get updated then I will lose the edits.
As a previous Thesis user we used custom.css to provide cutomizations which was loaded afterwards and thus took precedence over the theme files meaning whenever the main theme or child theme were updated the customizations remained.
Is there a similar method to use with Genesis and if so could you please explain what needs to be done. I did search but did not find any post specifically targeting this issue.
No need to worry - Genesis child themes don't update, so your customizations are always safe. The framework is the only thing that updates.
Since the child themes are more of a skin that changes the way the site looks (with functionality contained in the framework), on the rare occasions that a theme gets a refresh, it's considered a whole new theme. There is never any reason to install the newer version and you won't get an update notification in your WP dashboard.
Hope that helps!
Ok that's great and set my tiny mind at rest 🙂
Thanks a lot.
Hope you don't mind if I ask:
Site theme is Balance, Child Theme. We updated our site from Genesis 1.9.1 to 2.0.1 and the site crashed. Same thing when we updated from WP 3.5.2 to 3.7.1.
if I copy all of the css from Genesis to Balance css, will that allow us to update?
p.s. - do you need the url?
I'd have to have more details to know what the problem is with your updates, but it shouldn't be CSS related. It's more likely a plugin or server issue than anything to do with Genesis. Can you tell me more about what happened to the site? Actually, if you don't mind, send me an email - andrea at nutsandboltsmedia dot com.
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