Updating Way Out of Date WordPress Site

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    I am working to revamp an online publication that is based on a self hosted wordpress.org site:


    This site uses an out-of-date version of wordpress and uses the Thesis 1.6 theme. We are having all kinds of issues with the back-end integrity of the site and our front end content. Attempts to update to latest version of wordpress always seem to cause glitches and conflicts with the Theme.

    I am preparing to install Twenty Eleven theme, update wordpress, upgrade to custom CSS, and then instal a child theme (i’ve done some research, read some articles on how to do this, think I understand how and why) based on twenty eleven. Thereby hopefully resolving all the issues and securing some stability for the site going forward.

    Here is a mock up I’ve down with content from the publication to experiment with CSS mods and make sure the sight will still look right after the process is complete.

    Is there anything I should be aware of, watch out for in this process? Anything I might not have anticipated?

    Is there another way to stabilize and update the site as is with the Thesis theme?

    Really appreciate your help. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is proofspacecalendar.wordpress.com.



    We provide support here only for free hosted WordPress.COM blogs. Support for your website is provided on the WordPress.ORG support forums and they are here http://wordpress.org/support/ If you don’t have a username account at WordPress.org, click that link and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the correct support forums for your software.



    Ok. Thanks.

    I guess I got to these forums through the mock up site, which is the free wordpress.com kind. But the one I’m really looking to work on is the .org. I will post my thread there.



    You’re welcome and best wishes with your site.

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