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neruda says

I’m a buyer and have always found the forums helpful. Thank you for starting this thread. I’m always nervous when WP comes out with an upgrade. I’ve been trying to check in with some of my theme’s authors though I guess they aren’t required to make sure their theme works with future versions of Word Press.

I was just wondering what kind of conflicts might arise so I know what to look for in case I run into trouble?

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greenshady says


Message to buyers: If you get an error when updating your theme, it most likely means your theme author done something wrong. You should not need to get confirmation from your theme author that it’s okay to update your copy of WordPress.
Yeah, because authors live in future and they just come here to make themes for 5 versions in advance… :S Seriously, if something is made to work on 3.4 and when you bought it, it never said it’ll work with future versions, you don’t come here crying and go all-caps rage on authors because your template doesn’t work after you updated WP without even bothering to find out whether the template is compatible with latest version of WP or not. Though I don’t know how goes this whole migration thing with WP, but this was generally speaking…

I’ve coded themes for WordPress 2.3 that still work to this day with WordPress 3.5. I’ve been doing this thing a lot longer than most people here, so don’t feed me some line about not living in the future.

WordPress builds in backwards compatibility for everything. It also properly deprecates functions so that authors have many, many versions to update their code.

If your theme is properly coded, it will not break when WordPress updates. That’s why we have standards set in place to avoid this sort of problem.


I was just wondering what kind of conflicts might arise so I know what to look for in case I run into trouble?

You shouldn’t run into any conflicts if your theme was properly coded.

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purethemes says



Message to buyers: If you get an error when updating your theme, it most likely means your theme author done something wrong. You should not need to get confirmation from your theme author that it’s okay to update your copy of WordPress.
Yeah, because authors live in future and they just come here to make themes for 5 versions in advance… :S Seriously, if something is made to work on 3.4 and when you bought it, it never said it’ll work with future versions, you don’t come here crying and go all-caps rage on authors because your template doesn’t work after you updated WP without even bothering to find out whether the template is compatible with latest version of WP or not. Though I don’t know how goes this whole migration thing with WP, but this was generally speaking…

I’ve coded themes for WordPress 2.3 that still work to this day with WordPress 3.5. I’ve been doing this thing a lot longer than most people here, so don’t feed me some line about not living in the future.

WordPress builds in backwards compatibility for everything. It also properly deprecates functions so that authors have many, many versions to update their code.

If your theme is properly coded, it will not break when WordPress updates. That’s why we have standards set in place to avoid this sort of problem.

I guess you’re 2.3 themes don’t have as many features and custom made solutions as most of current themes here, so I woudn’t go that far. My point is that there were 6 Release Candidates so plenty of time to check all themes and fix what’s needed.

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kotofey says




Message to buyers: If you get an error when updating your theme, it most likely means your theme author done something wrong. You should not need to get confirmation from your theme author that it’s okay to update your copy of WordPress.
Yeah, because authors live in future and they just come here to make themes for 5 versions in advance… :S Seriously, if something is made to work on 3.4 and when you bought it, it never said it’ll work with future versions, you don’t come here crying and go all-caps rage on authors because your template doesn’t work after you updated WP without even bothering to find out whether the template is compatible with latest version of WP or not. Though I don’t know how goes this whole migration thing with WP, but this was generally speaking…

I’ve coded themes for WordPress 2.3 that still work to this day with WordPress 3.5. I’ve been doing this thing a lot longer than most people here, so don’t feed me some line about not living in the future.

WordPress builds in backwards compatibility for everything. It also properly deprecates functions so that authors have many, many versions to update their code.

If your theme is properly coded, it will not break when WordPress updates. That’s why we have standards set in place to avoid this sort of problem.

I guess you’re 2.3 themes don’t have as many features and custom made solutions as most of current themes here, so I woudn’t go that far. My point is that there were 6 Release Candidates so plenty of time to check all themes and fix what’s needed.

Totally agree

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wopethemes says

I’ve coded themes for WordPress 2.3 that still work to this day with WordPress 3.5. I’ve been doing this thing a lot longer than most people here, so don’t feed me some line about not living in the future.

WordPress builds in backwards compatibility for everything. It also properly deprecates functions so that authors have many, many versions to update their code.

If your theme is properly coded, it will not break when WordPress updates. That’s why we have standards set in place to avoid this sort of problem.

You shouldn’t run into any conflicts if your theme was properly coded.

Please , stop say and work more. Even wp can have bugs itself .

I think buyer should not update before the authors tell that the theme have no bugs or when an update version have release.

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