August 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm #54745speedmouseParticipant
I've been away from Studio Press for about 2 years and am totally out of the loop. If a theme is going to be rewritten for genesis 2, when it happens does it mean that our site will visually fall to bits??
Many thanks for enlightenment in advance 🙂August 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm #54746mitchellmMember
#lynnita: Thanks. Following your link I'd also be able to buy the theme for a nice discount! Mainly good to know about the endorsement. It seems to be a theme that will be perfect for one of my upcoming projects.August 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm #54753lynnitaMember
@speedmouse -- I've been away from StudioPress for a bit, too -- I finally got around to rejoining the forum! Check out this post, which explains a bit about switching to Genesis 2.0. Basically if all you do is upgrade to Genesis 2.0, nothing should break. If you upgrade to 2.0 AND enable HTML5 in your child theme, then you'll need to redo some css and functions for your theme to work.
@mitchellm -- Glad to help!August 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm #54795MarcParticipant
@mitchellm regarding Wes, Epik and Appfinite. My experience is I have used Optimal and Epik themes. In customizing the themes I find that Wes does an excellent organizing and commenting the functions and stylesheet for the themes he offers and the support is even better - altogether equal to Genesis. Plus lots of personal follow-up attention from Wes in the theme support forums.
August 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm #54796SiegerVinnareMember
Here's another vote for the Minimum theme to get updated! Currently building 2 websites on it and it is one of my favorite themes to date.August 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm #54802Robert NeuMember
If anyone is running an older theme that they'd like updated to 2.0, just let us know. We can't sell HTML5 versions of SP themes because it wouldn't be fair to StudioPress, but we'll gladly update your theme for you.
We'll probably also be publishing some tutorials for each of the older themes for anyone who would like to tackle it themselves. 🙂
August 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm #54813Joshua DzibaMember
UPDATE: I have had to roll back to Genesis 1.9 on both sites I initially believed I had successfully implemented HTML5 on. It turns out that although things looked ok viewing the sites on Safari, the sites were completely broken when viewed on IE.
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Connecting the dots for you.August 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm #55020jeremyers1Member
Here is another vote for some sort of indication on the downloads page about whether or not the Child Themes are Genesis 2.0 compliant.
Blogger and AuthorAugust 9, 2013 at 12:13 am #55163MealtogMember
How do I roll back to 1.9 so I can upgrade to 2? I Have RC2 now and don't want to do the manual tweaks.August 9, 2013 at 4:54 am #55188LuciOParticipant
YES!!! A column in the download list showing when it was last updated would be VERY useful!
The OLD website download page use to have that data - last updated date.August 9, 2013 at 5:07 am #55190SchreckgespensterMember
really looking forward to make an update to Genesis 2.0. Just using Executive, Metro, Stretch, Education, Enterprise and Minimum. (Also some thirdparty themes).
All the themes are costumized in it's own way. Now I am frightened to loose everything if I would update. Last week I had some problems with the WP 3.6 update but just fixed it in a day.
Should I wait that all themes are updated for Genesis 2.0? What do you think?August 9, 2013 at 8:00 am #55224jmrallenMember
I have updated my site, Daily Game, to both WordPress 3.6 and Genesis 2.0. It's running an old theme that isn't even technically supported anymore, and everything still seems to be working just fine. I did not enable HTML5, but in terms of upgrading alone, it still works perfectly fine.
So, if you're concerned about upgrading to Genesis 2.0, doing the upgrade itself has been fine in my experience. It's when you get to enabling HTML5 where the CSS and other issues may crop up. I don't think you have to fear the upgrade itself or hold off until all the child themes have been updated. In actuality, they won't "all" be updated anyway, so you'd be waiting a long time.August 9, 2013 at 11:01 am #55267SDesignMember
This looks like an easy solution for porting older XHTML child themes to HTML5:
I hope this helps.August 9, 2013 at 11:29 am #55274fssbobMember
1) My experience, like that of @jmrallen, was that the upgrade itself didn't require any changes. I only needed to worry about those when I enabled HTML5.
2) When I enabled HTML5, I used the cobaltapps.com converter @SDesign refers to, and it worked perfectly. There were still some minor things to clean up afterward that a converter can't catch. (For example, a class I had attached styling to in the footer was no longer there. Per a comment I found in the Genesis 2.0 code, this was an intentional change.)
August 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm #55287rwboydParticipant
I'm seeing people referring to enabling html5 ??? I can't see an option to do that once I upgraded to 3.6 and Genesis 2.0 I even changed my personal blog to the one of the two 2.0 compatible themes.
any help?August 10, 2013 at 10:15 am #55475GJudyParticipant
A very efficient suggestion about the updates.
I also love the possibility having the updates come to the use location as other updates do.August 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm #55504BillyBMember
A 2nd vote for Magazine theme. Just switched to it a couple of months ago.
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