Casual 2.0 is a revamped upgrade to the original Casual and Casual premium theme that removes dependency on WooTumblog, while adding several enhancements and support for WordPress 3.5+. As such, Casual 2.0 is only available as a complete reinstall. Please review the following guide carefully to understand the changes and actions you must take if you choose to upgrade.

We will continue to support customers using Casual with WooTumblog as long as we can, however please note that Woo does not support or update WooTumblog any longer and if we find any issues with your site to be related to the plugin or an outdated theme, you will be directed to this guide to update.  All content previously entered using WooTumblog should continue to display normally in Casual 2.0.

How to Update

  1. Download the Casual 2.0 theme file from our website (the theme is free!)
  2. Go to AppearanceThemes and activate a different theme temporarily, then click Delete under your old version of Casual.
  3. Install the new casual_single.zip via the Install tab

View detailed instructions here

After Updating : What You Need to Do

This update changes how your images are handled, adds new theme options and uses WordPress post formats instead of Wootumblog. You will need to verify your theme settings and widgets.

  1. Go to PluginsAdd New
  2. Search for “regenerate thumbnails” and Install/Activate the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin
  3. Go to Tools Regen Thumbnails and click Regenerate Thumbnails. This process may take several minute.
    • Do not navigate away from the page until it is complete. You may continue with these instructions in a new browser tab.
  4. Go to Theme Options and configure your theme. Note that you can grab the File URL to your previously uploaded logo and favicon from the Media manager
  5. Go to your AppearanceWidgets page and reconfigure your widgets, in particular the Twitter and Social Links widgets.

For details on setup of new Casual 2.0 options, view the documentation.

Migrate Your Data

While you can keep WooTumblog installed and continue adding new content using the Casual Options panel, we strongly recommend deactivating WooTumblog once your theme is updated. Not only will this reduce the chance of problems caused by an outdated plugin, it will make it easier for us to support you and your content in the future.

All content should continue to display in your older posts with minor layout differences, and no editing should be required. However, if you wish to migrate all of your data away from WooTumblog, please view the new Theme Documentation for how to create posts using the various post formats and where to find your old data.

If you had created a portfolio with a version of Casual prior to the WordPress Featured Image being set in 1.1.4 and later, you will need to set featured images for your portfolio posts. See this article for details.

General Enhancements

  • New Welcome page has quick start tips, link to demo content and theme documentation
  • Widget Coloring for easier setup
  • Popular posts widget updated to support categories
  • Twitter widget supports retweets and replies
  • Social widget has more networks and updated icons
  • Theme Options added for hiding meta and social sharing
  • Custom CSS added to Theme Options for storing customizations in database – please move any styles in custom.css into this field.
  • Image handling now uses WP Thumbnail functions. You may continue to upload images using “Set Featured Image”
  • Removed dependency on WooTumblog plugin – now supports WordPress post formats
  • jPlayer for HTML5 audio
  • WordPress Customizer replaces old color options in Theme Options. See this article for details.

General Fixes

  • Updated Twitter widget script
  • Added title fallback and opengraph support
  • Featured image no longer appears twice on portfolio if uploaded using main image field
  • Improved support for localization
  • Updated depreciated functions
  • Improved support for oEmbed

 

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