Website Struggles

I’m using the Evolve WordPress theme, which I updated this week. The update broke almost everything in the theme. They have since issued 2 more updates, none of which have fixed the problems the first update introduced. This is not the first time these people have broken their theme, so I won’t be using the theme any longer. However, it’ll take me a week or so to find the time to move the website to a new theme. I apologize for the fact that italics have disappeared (even though they’re in the code) and the drop down menus are impossible to read. That will all be repaired when I have a new theme. Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

5 responses to “Website Struggles”

  1. Bob Mueller says:

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. I just migrated to a new site, using the Fernando theme over Genesis framework. Beats the heck out of the cobbled-together Twenty Fourteen theme I had been using.

  2. N.E. Montgomery says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest Themify’s Ultra. I’ve tried pretty much every stand-alone theme and framework out there and these guys are the best. Simple to use–very intuitive, but if you want control of everything from structural to visual, you’ve got it. I have it on six websites right now and I can’t imagine using anything else. And way, way less expensive than pretty much any of the ‘frameworks.”

    Nothing has ever broken on an update and there’s so much already built in you need almost no plugins, which greatly lessens the chance of something breaking that way.

    My writer’s site, if you’re curious: http://www.nemontgomery.com
    One of my class website: http://www.thehistorylounge.org/137/
    My writer’s group site, for what it looks like without a lot of images: http://www.itsdrafty.org/

    All the same theme.

    Not affiliated in any way, just love them, so thought I’d share.

    Website woes suck–good luck!

  3. Awkward part? I just glanced at the head of your website, and… Uh, they put the master stylesheet (which resets all codes to a neutral) BEFORE the main site code (and, actually, after a lot of other codes). I knew to check that just from seeing how your site’s broken.

    Well, they should also check their CSS for missing semicolons or brackets, but that just takes some running through a parser. If they organized their code well, it shouldn’t even be hard to notice where in the code has the typo.

    Seriously, this is like a 5-minute fix if things are set up well and you know how it’s set up. Maybe a 1-hour fix if things are set up in the not-great way most folks use. For it to be this broken for this long…

    [sighs]

  4. I’ve used several. StudioPress.com themes over the years and always found them reliable and trouble free. A great many plugiins to support the Genesis system that runs them. Updated regularly, mobile ready. Good instructions for customizing. Good product with excellent support.

    • Bonnie says:

      Another vote for Studio Press. I got a developer package back in the day. Best $179 I ever spent as I have access to all the themes. A bit of a learning curve as to how you can customize but they have excellent customer service and support.

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