In this blog post I mention some of the tasks I needed to perform in order to migrate oik-plugins.com to the Genesis framework.
I’ve written a new premium plugin: oik-weightcountry-shipping-pro.
My wife said I should market it better. So I thought about the oik-plugins home page and decided it was high time to change it, but first I’d need to update the theme, which was developed using the Artisteer framework.
Over the last 4 years I’ve made quite a few customizations to make the theme do something like what I want it to do. Now that I’m using the Genesis framework I hope to make it much better.
- Spend some time learning about the Genesis framework
- Make sure you have a complete backup
- Plan your work
- Be prepared for a few hiccups
While performing the work
- Work on a local clone of the site
- Document everything you do
- Take your time
Work to perform
- Create a new home page
- Updated oik options to allow the [bw_accordion] shortcode use the jQuery-UI custom CSS of your choice.
- Developed updates for the following plugins: oik-plugins, oik-themes, oik-types.
- Developed a fix for the Genesis 2.1.2 framework; copied from 2.2-beta2 version
- Developed a fix for the genesis-beta-tester plugin
- Developed an alternative to the genesis-visual-hooks plugin
- Developed a filter for the EDD cart display of the featured image
Migrate to a staging site
- Fix the widget mess
- Update custom.css for widgets
- Update jQuery-UI custom css
- Apply custom post type overrides using oik-types
Migrate to another staging site
Basically repeat the same work as before, with a few improvements in the process
- Export the Genesis options and import into the new site
Test on the staging site(s)
- Test with all the plugins you’re going to use.
Migrate to the live site
- Take another backup
- Apply the updates
Take another backup