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09/17/2014 at 12:43 pm #304380Kathy SullivanGuest
We are using Connections for this area of the website: http://www.rplaw.com/people/. If we do not update to newest version of Connections, the Visual editor is blank (only Text editor shows stuff). If we do update, our page layout gets messed up. Here is an example of the updated Connections on the site from our test server: rplaw.sdswebsite.com/people/
We have done a lot of customizing of Connections to allow it to achieve the intended look and functionality. Is there any way to update to 8.1.1 and maintain the customizations without having to do them all over again?
Conversely, is there any way to leave Connections in the old, not updated version, and get the Visual editor to show content? Many thanks in advance for your help.09/17/2014 at 1:43 pm #304385Steven ZahmKeymaster
Well, without know exactly what files were changed where this is almost impossible to answer. Things hat can see easily…
Looks like the Default Entry Card template and the Bio Entry Card template where significantly altered. You might be able to use the
card-bio.phpfilers, respective, in you altered versions as template override files. I would highly recommend altering templates using that method since that makes them updates safe.
I also see the the IM options seems to be changed. You’ll have to make those changes again. Or, better yet, you can use the new
cn_instant_messenger_optionsto add or change the values to suit. This would also make those changes update safe.
Basically, yes, if you altered any other core plugin files, you would have to apply those changes again to the new version, there’s not a way to update and keep changes to core files.
Now, to fix the visual editor in the old version … that is broke due to change WP 3.8 made (I think that was the version). I think all you need to do is make this change:
Hope that help!
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