Upgrading to Latest Version of Infocus

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  1. Just a quick question guys. I see there's a newer version of Infocus for WordPress. I've tweaked and prettied up my current version and don't want to lose all that.

    What do I have to do in order to upgrade to the newer version and not lose the little tweaks I've made, like to the CSS?

    I hope I made that clear but if you need more detail, let me know.

    Thank you in advance.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Elliott

    Hello NixonVirtual,

    Any edits that you do to the files will need to be redone after updating unless your using a child theme.

    Your settings in the dashboard will be safe unless you have renamed the theme folder which in that case you will want to export them in Dashboard -> your theme -> Advanced, http://mysitemyway.com/docs/index.php/Updating_your_theme.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. I know you can't give me a full on tutorial on the subject, but I get the child theme idea and I think that's what I'll use going forward as the updates are causing me too much re-do time on maintenance.

    How do I install one, or download one, or get one - whatever it is you do?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. Hi!

    You can do any of these things :)

    Here is a WP guide on (how to get) that: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    But you could also use (install) a plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/one-click-child-theme/

    Or you could even download a sample out there and just customize it to match our guide: http://mysitemyway.com/docs/index.php/Using_Child_Themes


    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. Elliott,

    An update. I found an explanation of child themes on WordPress.org (http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes) so I'll investigate there further.

    Before I upgrade to the latest version of Infocus, just wondering ... is there a way to put all the little changes I've had to make over time on this latest version into a child theme easily (there are so many)?

    I want to save myself work in future upgrades.

    Would I basically just copy everything from the current css into the child and from then on update only the child?

    And what about the updates you've given me previously, such as "You can add it around line 43 in /wp-content/themes/[your_theme]/single.php."

    So I just add all this stuff to the child theme going forward?

    Thanks for any understanding you can give me.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. Forgive me again - I do most of my own work late night when I'm through with clients.

    I just started reading through http://mysitemyway.com/docs/index.php/Using_Child_Themes#Introduction and it looks like a child theme is really only necessary if I'm going to make php changes.

    It says:

    Custom CSS
    If you want to do some more advanced CSS edits you can add your code by navigating to Dashboard -> [your_theme] -> General Settings in the custom css section. This code will stick on your site between updates.

    Javascript Customizations
    Navigate to Dashboard -> [your_theme] -> General Settings and right below the custom css section there will be an area where you can add some custom javascript. Anything you place here will be saved between updates.

    So what about the actual changes I make to the CSS files themselves? If I were going to update my theme right this minute, couldn't I just copy any edited content that's in those CSS files now (I mark all my changes with /* NIXON */ to recognize later) and just paste them in the CSS files after the update?

    Again, I apologize for asking so many questions at once. After two updates, I'm trying to save myself future aggravation after updates.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. Elliott

    Yes, the custom CSS field is recommended for CSS changes. It's saved in the database so it sticks between updates.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. Ok, another question. I did my reading and it seems easy enough to set up.

    However, I also made changes to the Pearl theme (fonts, colors, etc.)

    So where would I enter that into my child theme? OR would I just have to export Pearl and import it every time I upgrade?

    OR (just thought of this) would I just drop the pearl.css into the child theme directory??

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. Also, what about shortcodes.css? I've made occasional changes there as well.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. Elliott

    You can export the skins to your desktop between updates and the shortcodes.css edits would need to be redone or added to the custom CSS field.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. For the shortcodes.css can't I just import them into the child theme as well with @import url("../infocus34/shortcodes.css");

    Thank you.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. Elliott

    Yea you could do that. It would be easy to forget though and you might delete that folder in the future.

    Posted 3 years ago #


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