A little Help on Updates

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  1. bingoguy
    Member

    I am relatively new to WordPress after spending years with Joomla. I am using the Awake theme, which I love, but I don't really know how to handle updates. I have made extensive changes to the css, a few minor php changes and optimized all of the images. I have minimized the css and js code and since I am not able to use mod_deflate I have gzipped all of the files and uploaded them. I was able to shrink my homepage from 1.4MB to 129KB. I assume that when I install a new version I will need to go back and make all of the changes over again. :( Is there any easier way to do this? What do other people do? I guess that I need my own changelog. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. Webtreats
    Support

    Hi bingoguy,

    Attached to this post is the detailed changelog that we keep for all files and line #'s that changed in the most recent update to Awake, this way you can apply only the updates you'd like. For future updates I'd recommend keeping an internal changelog of the changes you make to the template.

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    1. changelog_verbose.txt.zip (2.5 KB, 2 downloads) 7 years old
    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. Strategerizer
    Member

    Indeed, that is exactly the path I took; did extensive tweaks and once I started the updates realized I'll have to redo my changes and did not have a good log. Now I know better.

    Wow, 1.4 MB to 129 KB - I knew files are on the fat side but did not realize the extend of optimization possible. Will need to also do, once most bug fixes and tweaks are done.

    Webtreats, please consider two suggestions:

    1. Provide by default your verbose changelog in with your update releases. It will likely help many others with merging your changes with their own.

    2. Provide minified/stripped/optimized version of your theme files. Indeed the files are quite large. I realize there are some trade-offs and the larger files are easier to parse, change and have helpful comments in. But optimization and speed are also needed s allow the customer to use whichever version they prefer.

    Thanks for listening.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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