Tagged: enfold update
February 26, 2020 at 8:53 pm #1188258
With updates, there is always the question of the changed files from one version to another. There are always modified files in the child theme (footer, header, category pages, postslider.php etc.)
Manually checking whether one of these files has been modified in the new Enfold version is very time-consuming.
Which “best practice” would you recommend? Should I simply update and only look for the causes when an error occurs? Or is there something like a changelog of the changed files?
GünterFebruary 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm #1189013
Sorry for the late reply, glad to hear that you are using a child theme, this is the best practice for modificating your theme files.
We do have a Change Log for you to review the latest changes, so you can see if one of your customized files needs to be updated. But on the most part files like the header & footer don’t change often, so typically you will not need to edit your customized files, unless an error occurs.
MikeFebruary 29, 2020 at 7:01 pm #1189042
I have the same concerns A couple of points that may help.
1) You can use the ‘compare files’ function of editors such as Notepad++ to compare the files you have in the child theme with the latest versions in the main /enfold/ theme folder. Besides, your modifications, this will show up new additions to the file in the latest version, and give you a chance to update the child theme with the latest file version, with your modifications of course then added. Make sure you keep a backup of the original child theme files just in case.
2) You can add code to the header.php file from the functions.php file using the
add_code_to_headerfunction. This means the header.php file can be removed from the child theme directory, and is one less file version to keep an eye on for changes after theme updates. Read more here: https://kriesi.at/support/topic/add-code-to-header/
Good luck!February 29, 2020 at 10:01 pm #1189100March 2, 2020 at 1:54 pm #1189425
the Change Log only says what has been changed, but unfortunately not in which files.
I have now installed Notepad ++ and briefly tested the ‘compare files’ function. That seems to be a really helpful tool.
Thanks to both of you!
GünterMarch 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm #1189438
You can also try using websites such as – https://www.diffchecker.com/ :)
YigitMarch 3, 2020 at 2:39 pm #1189744March 3, 2020 at 3:28 pm #1189756
Did you need additional help with this topic or shall we close?
Jordan ShannonMarch 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm #1190008
The topic ‘General update question’ is closed to new replies.