Upgrade WP & Theme Impacts

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    • #3596
      Gavin McMenemy

      Hi All,
      We’d like to bring our installation of this them up to spec.

      We’re currently on the version 4.34.3 and want to bring it up to the latest version.

      Also our installation of Word press is a version behind and we’d like to bring it to the latest. Our current version of WP is 4.4.1 and we’re aiming to bring it to Version 5.2.1

      I note that the theme isn’t reporting its name properly. It currently says “Theme Name” and the reason we’ve held off doing these upgrades for so long is that, in the past doing an upgrade on it has caused the WordPress white screen of Pain.

      And to be honest I don’t want to edit the MySQL by hand to fix it.

      are there any gotchas I should be aware of?


    • #3599
      Luke Oatham

      Hi Gavin,

      You should be able to use the theme with the latest version of WP. The main concern would be your server. Your server needs to be running a minimum of PHP 5.6 in order to use the latest version of WP.

      Hope that helps!

    • #3600
      Luke Oatham

      Main theme updates since 4.34 deal with auto expiry of news stories and events.
      Some options (custom CSS and theme colours) have been moved to the WordPress customiser and away from the GovIntranet options – you may want to keep a copy of any custom CSS and colour settings just in case they get zapped!

    • #3601
      Gavin McMenemy

      Hi Guys,

      Thanks for your reply.

      TBH: I just snapshotted the machine and went for it.

      It worked fine with only one minor snag (we need to use LDAP – which wasn’t enabled after the upgrade, and nothing to do with the theme).

      I’d actually done all of the prep work I needed to do by having PHP 7 available so we just went with that.

      Thanks again.

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