August 3, 2021 at 2:06 am #504369
If I wish to rebuild my Academy Pro adaptation so that my product continues to get full support, which still actively supported theme most closely resembles Academy Pro? Thanks in advance.
Context: There is an already growing threat of serious wastage of scarce human capital by a developer trying to hang on to the now deprecated Academy Pro. Already I find my Academy Pro adaptation decidedly broken by the WP upgrade to 5.8, and the break cannot be fixed without serious tinkering with code ‘under the hood’; which implies the said threat.)
Editorial: I feel that StudioPress will build (or retain, as the case may be) client trust by explicitly offering help with the said migration, as an alternative to trying to hang onto an application whose design 'under the hood' is likely to be increasingly non-functional as the WP+Genesis software development environment (marriage in effect) continues to evolve.August 4, 2021 at 6:41 am #504370Victor FontModerator
You should look at the available themes and make a choice that suits your aesthetic. However, I think Navigation Pro or Authority Pro may be a fit for your purpose.
On another note, I use Academy Pro on multiple sites and all are upgraded to the latest versions of WordPress and Genesis. I don't have problems or errors on any of these sites.
If you are experiencing problems, it may not be due to Academy Pro at all, but some other issue with any custom programming or plugin. Even recently deprecated child themes will continue working for a long time because their core functionality derives from the Genesis Framework, not the child theme itself. A child theme just provides the look and feel.
Also, I understand your frustration, but this a community supported site. I don't know for certain that WP Engine or Studio Press resources even review the posts here. We're all community volunteers that answer questions on this site and have no affiliation with Studio Press.
August 4, 2021 at 6:09 pm #504375
Thanks Victor. You hit the nail on the head regarding my problem. Below I report my solution as a direct 'reply' to my last note, so that it will be appropriately catalogued by their computer.August 4, 2021 at 6:16 pm #504376
I report below what seems to be an effective solution to the problem I raised above. I do this post because I feel that the outlines of the solution could help a lot of people with Genesis-based websites that have crashed following upgrade to WP 5.8.
Essentially, install the Genesis Sample Theme (GST) as a replacement of your existing theme, and then build into the newly installed theme those features of the old one (the one that has crashed) that have not been captured properly by this ‘migration’ from one theme to another.
The critical benefit is that if your crash was due to some feature of the old theme (you modified what you purchased from StudioPress) that is simply incompatible ( without doing changes under the hood) with the new combination of WP 5.8 and Genesis Framework 3.3.4), that incompatibility seems to disappear when you ‘migrate’ to the GST. This disappearance is what I have experienced. (Yes, there is some tweaking to do in order to recapture all the look and feel of the crashed website; but in my case this workload is quite tolerable.)
I would prefer to do a theme-migration of this kind to one of the themes now available within Genesis Pro; but here is my issue: I am running a consultancy with one website whose primary purpose is to support my professional efforts.
Acquiring Genesis Pro so that I can freely choose among various themes and have other important functionalities (as if I am a web developer) means that I’m paying $360 per year just to maintain my one website which is not even available to the general public.
I am willing to bet that a lot of people holding Genesis based websites that have now crashed, with the upgrade to WP 5.8, are in exactly the following boat: the Genesis Pro package for $360 per year is great for people selling themes and those whose businesses is to provide site development assistance to various clients. But there is another class of Genesis applications users for whom that is quite an elaborate expenditure just to keep one website running.
“But why not find a third-party theme that resembles yours closely and already has the said compatibility”, you ask? Well, this sudden crash of my pre-existing website is an important wake-up call which says this: stay close to the well endowed company that will feel immense pressure to respond quickly to WP upgrades in what it puts on sale or makes available free. (Keep in mind that this pressure is not enough; because you also need to have financial and human resources to pull off that rapid response and stay in business.)
Finally, we do have the advice that old Genesis-based websites should continue to run and that the StudioPress programmers will continue to make security-related updates; but what that advice does not address is a situation where you have modified your acquired StudioPress theme in such a way that your product inevitably crashes when you upgrade to WordPress 5.8.
For example in my case, I suspect that two plug-ins that affect scrolling functions and also preempt the use of a portion of the page space are causing the new version of the Genesis Framework to not work correctly with the website that was working fine before I upgraded a WordPress 5.8.September 15, 2021 at 11:37 am #504459pontingParticipant
Try: classic press, maybee. A fork of Wp:
Kristina Ponting sweden
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