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  • cindi@BRC
    Participant
    March 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm #43265

    Not sure if its just me or not, but updating the evolve theme to the latest version has always been a headache and something we always push off until we absolutely have to. There has to be an easier way.

    When we follow the install/update directions from the Docs we always have to rebuild everything as we loose all the css and layouts that we did in the previous version. This update is no different, but its actually worse.

    In previous versions we could always at least export the Evolve theme options settings and then import them into the newer version. Then we would still have to move, copy or whatever all the CSS or other customization we had done to the site. In 2.9.4 I see no import/export area to migrate our settings.

    We do use child themes.

    Please tell me there is an easier way and we have been doing it wrong all these years.

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 3101
    March 9, 2019 at 10:29 am #43267

    Hello cindi,

    sorry for any troubles you are experiencing. If you are updating a website with an older theme version and running a child theme, it can break website, as it uses many new function definitions or styles. May I know what version was the previous one? Thanks.

    cindi@BRC
    Participant
    Posts: 12
    April 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm #43469

    We have several but for example our website is using 2.8.3 with a child theme 2.8.3 which we created using Orbisius. That is generally how we have done it. If there is a better way then I would love to know.

    Thanks and sorry for the delay.

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 3101
    April 17, 2019 at 8:17 pm #43471

    Did you do some advanced modifications in the child theme? Custom functions, CSS etc.? The new version uses new structure so it may break things if you use some older functions.