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I’ve just upgraded my Genesis sites. Have you upgraded yours?
Here are the specifics according to the good folks at StudioPress…
Genesis version 1.5 is one of our smaller “major” releases, but packs a few features you’re sure to appreciate.
The following are specific changes made in this update.
- Completely rewritten stylesheet
- New Genesis Grid Loop feature
- Rewritten breadcrumbs class
- Post Format support (once WordPress 3.1 drops)
- Fixed bug in breadcrumbs for category link display
- Fixed custom category/tag doctitle issue
- Fixed list categories widget menu issue
- Added Tweaks to genesis_do_post_content()
- Added hook to header right widget area
- Passed all HTML entities through new ‘g_ent’ filter
NOTE: If you have made any changes directly to files in the
/genesis/folder, upgrading will overwrite these changes. Therefore, we recommend that you NEVER make changes this way. Alternatively, use the CSS in the child theme folder to make stylistic modifications, and use the proper PHP files in the child theme folder, along with the Genesis Hook system, to make functional/output modifications.
Using the Automatic Upgrader
- Click the “upgrade now” link in the update notification at the top your your dashboard page.
- Confirm the upgrade.
- After the new version is installed, click the link to complete the upgrade.
- All done!
- Before you upgrade anything, make sure you have backup copies of your child theme.
- Delete the old
genesisfolder from your
- Unzip and upload the new
genesisfolder to your
- Log into the dashboard to complete the upgrade process.
Child Theme Changes
If you have built a child theme and used the @import method to use the default Genesis styles with your child theme, you will want to pay attention to the possible effects the rewritten stylesheet may have on your site. Older versions of the style.css file still work fine, so if your child theme is affected, just use the stylesheet from Genesis 1.4.1 in your child theme. You’ve been warned.
Genesis REQUIRES WordPress 3.0 or later in order to function properly.
- WordPress 3.0 or higher
Take particular note of the Upgrading Manually section if you haven’t yet read my post about Server Outages: Plan for the Worst