Best Answer Rob , 23 March 2013 - 03:11 PM
Just after the WP 3.5.1 upgrade, one my sites using WHP developed a similar problem in the footer, showing all links very badly. I switched to the Framework, using iBlogPro5. The conversion took less than 30 minutes, including custom CSS. The look is quite similar, with a slightly different blue in the NavBar (easily changed by CSS).
I understand the requirements of an academic year, but WordPress doesn't work on a calendar, but on necessary upgrades. As James suggested, each time they upgrade, WHP and other deprecated PageLines products become increasingly difficult to maintain for webmasters. Given that it shouldn't take very long at all, I'd recommend making the change very shortly indeed.
Keep in mind too, that with older themes, many of your plugins may be deprecated. Often, as I'm sure you know, plugin developers create products that they cannot support later, for whatever reasons. These cause all sorts of issues. Normally, with older sites, I recommend to clients that they conduct an inventory appraisal by checking WordPress.org to see if all their plugins are compatible with the current version of WP. If they're not, I recommend replacing the plugin promptly to avoid conflicts, as you're experiencing.
I'm sorry this isn't more helpful, but I assure you, upgrading is the very best solution.Go to the full post