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    Question Wordpress Q's; Upgrading between certain Versions & Responsive Themes/tools

    Hey everyone - new to the forum; I have a couple Wordpress Questions hopefully someone could help out with.

    1.) What is the easiest way/best practice to upgrade from Wordpress 2.7 to 2.8. I ask because where I work, the latest I can use is 2.8.5 and I'm currently at 2.7.1. (Yes, I wish I could upgrade to the latest - but unfortunately, I can't.)

    I know I could always delete the whole previous install, and reinstall at Wordpress 2.8 or 2.8.5 - but, I don't want to loose any content that I already have up (I have a good amount of posts/pages).

    What should I do?

    Ultimately, the whole reason I'm upgrading at all; is to use Free 'Responsive' wordpress themes/frameworks - the few I found that area allegedly compatible with 2.8 - bringing me to my next question;

    2.) Anyone know of any good resources for responsive wordpress themes/frameworks or tools that are compatible 2.7 - 2.8.5? Great resources I wish I could use are; 'Skeleton Theme/Framework' 'Whiteboard framework' and 'Yoko theme' - is there anything similar I could use for my annoying situation?

    3.) Worst case scenario; I'll probably use the standard 'twenty ten' 'boring-non-time saving' theme (Not with the responsive child, that's compatible 2.8 + ) .. and try to manually optimize it as 'Responsive'. Is this something that's fairly easy to do? Is this going to be a crazy task?

    Please let me know any suggestions anyone has - cheers!

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    Why are you not allowed to upgrade to a secure version of WordPress? Is it that they want to make it easier for the site to be trashed by visitors?
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    Thanks for the response felgal -
    I wish I had an answer for that, but don't, ultimately just sucks for me.

    I've found a solution to my goals. I've upgraded WP to my limit of 2.8.5 successfully, content in tact - and found a theme/framework (Twenty Ten + Twenty Ten Responsive Child theme) I can use and is compatible with 2.8 + (Allegedly) - and I've downloaded and uploaded the 'Twenty Ten Responsive Child theme/plugin' to allow the theme to become responsive.

    Just when I thought I was in the clear; I finished uploading the theme and plugin/child theme -

    Then, I get this in the preview:

    'Fatal error: Call to undefined function home_url() in /data/24/1/0/139/1815302/user/1967139/htdocs/wp-content/themes/twentyten 3/header.php on line 63"


    Any suggestions on that one? ..anyone?

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    The twentyten theme wasn't introduced until Wordpress 3.0. I wouldn't expect it to work on anything older than that.
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    Really? I feel like I've seen it around for years. -ugh

    Thanks for the response - in any case; do you have any suggestions as to what I could use as a framework/theme for a responsive WP theme in WP 2.8?

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    http://www.google.com/search?q=respo...ordpress+theme

    There seems to be plenty of themes listed, but you're probably going to have a hard time finding something for an obsolete version of wordpress.
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