How to Prepare Your Site or Child Theme for ClassiPress 3.2

Attention: anyone using a child theme with ClassiPress or developers that have created a child theme for ClassiPress should absolutely read this post!

ClassiPress 3.2 Child Theme ChecklistAs you know, the creation of Vantage brings a lot of changes to our other themes. The goal is to make all our themes a little more alike and a little less different. Common functions should use standardized code. Common features should be similar from theme to theme to theme. The benefits are great. Themes are easier to maintain, they’re easier to build and much, much more.

While we strive to implement these changes with minimal impact, there are some changes that are going to require a little extra work on your part when you update to newer versions. With ClassiPress 3.2 on the way, we want to give everyone ample opportunity to prepare for changes that might have an impact on your site.

Our ClassiPress developer, Andrzej Piotrowski has created a checklist of debugging tasks for anyone that uses or has developed child themes for ClassiPress. The list is pretty short and should not take too long to complete. Once you complete the tasks, you should be in pretty good shape for the official release of ClassiPress 3.2.

How Do I Know if I Need to Make Changes?

If you’re not a developer, you might be thinking, “oh my gosh, I have no idea what I’m supposed to do!” Worry not, this tutorial is mostly for advanced users and developers. Just to be sure, here are some simple guidelines to determine if the changes mentioned above will affect you:

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