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  • Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Hi everyone,

    Just to let you know DynamiX 2.8.2 is now available to download from ThemeForest. 


    RadCon
    Participant

    Hello Andy,

    Could you please provide us a tutorial explaining how to update the theme without losing all the customisations made on it (translations, header and footer) ? 

    I've not updated the theme since 2.7.5 and didn't use the Child Theme yet.

    Thanks in advance, 

    Flo'


    Flickapix Dezign
    Participant

    radcon,good time to start using the child then   😉


    RadCon
    Participant

    Yes, you're right 🙂

    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Hi Flo, 

    You'll need to use a program like winmerge to check your header and footer files against each other. 2.7.5 and 2.8.2 are vastly different. Especially and this brings me to your next point the language translation process. 

    I've removed the translation process through the constants.php file – it now has a .mo system. See this new screencast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr4Z5AEoUzk

    The first time translating will be a slightly long process but I'm hoping that once someone has done the translation for that language I'll include it with the updates. 

    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Oh and you'll be happy to know 2.8.2 compresses with WP minify now – it was a setting that needed to be placed into the functions.php file. The dynamix.min.js file is YUI compressed now so it's as small as it's going to get.


    MJ
    Participant

    Thank's for the update.

    I have a bug with bbpress plugin + the previous version Dynamix ..

    I'll give a try to this new version right now, and I hope it will solve my problem.


    Regan Frank
    Participant

    I second what RAdCon say.

    I would love a tutorial that explained the Child Theme better, and showed us how to better use the Child Theme.

    Are there any plans in the future for this?

     


    Neil
    Participant

    Andy, I would also like instructions on how to properly use the Child theme.

    Also, Do I have to run WP Minify myself to compress my files, or is the compression already done by your changes?

    Cheers

    Andy
    Andy
    Keymaster

    Ok I'll look at doing a screencast for the Child Theme then. The reason I haven't is because it's a wordpress function – it's something that information can be found in google -> wordpress child theme.

    WP minify will help combine and compress the javascript / css but the javascript is already compressed as much as it can be. DynamiX 2.8.2 allows WP minify to work fully and it will help to improve page load, Flo (RadCon) is probably the best person to speak with about what's the best combo to use. There is a forum topic on this http://help.themeva.com/groups/dynamix-support/forum/topic/dynamix-template-needs-optimizing-for-new-google-algorythm/


    Leonardo
    Participant

    Andy, upgraded the theme – again – and now my footer is totally messed up:

    http://obxbrides.com – any ideas?

    I for one am totally lost with the child theme thing – I upgraded both folders – main & child, just in case. But now, the footer seems to be left-aligned and not centered.

    And if I already have CSS changes in the main theme – should I transport those to the child? Does it mean I dont have to upgrade the child theme folder ever?

    Ugh… this upgrading process is not my favorite 😉

    Thanks!

     


    24 Thirty
    Participant

    Hi Leonardo,

    The Child theme is there to protect your customisations from future Dynamix upgrades. you do all your css customisations in your Child Theme, then when Andy brings out a new version of the theme, and you upgrade, it won't mess up all your customisations.

    For the first time you will need to go through the Child theme style sheet and apply all your CSS changes, but once you've done it once, you'll never have to worry about it again, and whent he next version of dynamix comes out you'll be able to upgrade without any trouble, we do it on all our themes and it works like a dream.

    Good Luck,

    Marc


    Leonardo
    Participant

    Any suggestions why on earth is the footer totally uncentered?


    Leonardo
    Participant

    Fixed it. 


    Regan Frank
    Participant

    Ok, Followed Andy's advice, and googled child theme. Here are the better links that I found. These of-course don't have anything to do with DynamiX, but give a good overview of how child these work.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    http://www.raymondselda.com/harness-the-power-of-wordpress-child-themes/

    http://wpengineer.com/2045/understand-wordpress-child-theme/

    Hope thes help.

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