Each year WordPress does a survey and asks what you least like about WordPress. I have been putting the same response which is keeping themes, plugins in synch with WordPress versions. Here is a ‘work flow’ example from something that occurred over the last couple of days.
All I wanted was a new look for a website:
- Paid for and installed a new WordPress theme
- Tried the Live Preview – navigation did not work
- Loaded theme onto a test site to try for real – yep, navigation does not work
- Submitted support request to theme maker
- Answer “please update everything then we will help you”
- Downloaded new theme version to my computer, just came out this week
- Updated WordPress theme
- Tested Site – navigation still doesn’t work
- Have to update WP version before support will investigate
- This is for WPMU site, checked to make sure other site themes are ok for WP 3.6
- Needed to Backup all site – !BackupBuddy no longer works for WPMU
- Research, research
- More research – looking for another backup solution
- Installed 2 new backup plugins
- Backed up site(s) in many ways
- Updated WPMU network to 3.6
- Test site – holy cow – IT WORKED!
Now it’s time to really get to work. I ‘simply’ added a new design theme and now it’s time to get it to look good.