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Delaying Updating To 2.3.5. Because I'm Not Sure What Will Change

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ughtv

Hi, I'm not a coder and by using Pagelines I've managed to put a pretty cool little site together on my own with some custom CSS help from a friend: http://www.undergroundhouse.tv

I currently am running version 2.1.6 and I'm being prompted to update to 2.3.5.

I don't know what a 'childs theme' is. Here's what I know.. .I am using the Transparency custom theme within Wordpress.org. "Transparency" calls itself a 'child theme'. I am using custom CSS code to set up my main page (containing an embedded video box for live broadcasting, 2 chat boxes, etc..) along with some other customization. I also prominently use the Kenburner slideshow app.

What happens when I update to 2.3.5.? I can save the CSS code via copy & paste, but I'm unsure what I may (if anything) lose in this process. My website features a continuous line-up of live streaming DJs from around the world and we have bookings running into January... I cannot afford to have my site go down, so I've been putting this off.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

UGHTV

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Rob    547
Rob

Hi,

Moving from 2.1.6 to 2.3.5 will result in some changes:

  • You can expect sidebar widgets to become disoriented. The solution is quite simple. Just move the widgets up and down to their proper order. Since you know it's going to happen, make a note of where each widget belongs so you can easily move them back in place. Note: If you move them out of the sidebar into the available widgets section, you will lose settings. Moving them up or down between sidebars doesn't lose any settings.
  • You may also expect some CSS changes which could affect the look of your site in minor ways. Given that, you may want to do a site inspection before hand and validate your custom CSS first. Copy your custom code and validate it through the "Direct input" tab here: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Other than that, you should have little or no problems.


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Thanks so much, I will check your recommendations out.

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Let us know how it goes.


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