In 2 weeks the PressRow theme will be retired and all users will be upgraded to a brand new theme called Pilcrow—but you can try it right now! If you want to use the cool new features in Pilcrow right away just visit your Appearance page and check it out—or any one of the other fantastic themes we've been adding lately.
There are two main reasons for the upgrade. Firstly, PressRow's original creator has a history of building on WordPress while limiting the freedom of his users and violating the core WordPress license. Continuing to use a theme tied to the same author is bad for everyone.
But that's not the only reason to upgrade PressRow to a new theme. PressRow was sorely out of date and in need of a major refresh to bring it in line with the core WordPress experience. The new Pilcrow theme has a ton of options that let you customize and personalize your theme—custom menus, backgrounds, layouts, header images—while retaining a very similar feel to the older PressRow theme.
If you're using custom CSS with PressRow we've made a short list of some of the differences between the two themes that might affect your styles.
- #content_box is now #content-box.
- The h4 tag that held the entry date is now simply a div with the class of entry-meta.
- Post titles are still wrapped in h2 tags on the home page, archive, and search pages, but are now wrapped in h1 tags on single posts and single pages. Wherever they appear, titles will have a class of entry-title. If you were targeting .post h2,.page h2,.attachment h2 in your custom css you can now simplify that to .entry-title.
- The post_meta class has been renamed to entry-links.
- num_comments has been renamed to comment-number.
- The h2 tag classed as archive_head on archive and search pages is now an h1 tag classed as archive-head.
- The comment_head class has changed to comment-head.
- The comment_list class has changed to comment-list.
- The comment_form id value is now respond.
- The text_input class should change to a simple
- The search_form id is now searchform.
- The comment_meta class has changed to comment-meta.
- The sidebar_section class has changed to widget-area.
If you're looking for the original header PressRow header image (custom header images will be transferred over automatically) it can be downloaded here.
If you run into any problems making the transition let us know by contacting us in support. We're happy to help out.