I Love to use StudioPress Themes in my all projects. Currently I’m using Genesis Lifestyle 2.0 Child Theme in this Blog. Managing a Genesis Child Theme is very easy and I personally Recommend all bloggers to use Genesis Framework Based themes, because its very cost effective as well as its very easy to manage your Blog.
It doesn’t mean that Genesis Framework or its Child Themes didn’t have any Bugs. On 20’th January 2012 Genesis v 1.8.0 has launched and I got a Notification to upgrade the Framework so Immediately take a backup of my blog and started Updating from Older version to v 1.8.0. I have successfully Upgraded my Genesis Framework and tried to reload the site to see everything is perfect or not but I surprised to see my blog’s Front-end.
My all customizations were vanished and the color was sky-blue instead of Grey, so I suddenly rush in to the Theme Setting Panel to check the Color Option but again I surprised to see the Color Changing Option was not there in its place, that time I said OMG!!! What I will do now?
The first option is to restore the OLD backup files which will fix the problem and the second option is to start customizing the theme, after 5 mins. I have decided to go with second option and do the customization to it, if I will get success in it then I can help other friends who are facing the same difficulties with their blog after Upgrading Genesis to v1.8.0
After 45 Mins. I have able to fix the issue and my Blog work perfectly like before all options came back to their Original place. I have checked thoroughly all settings, except the Color changing feature you won’t face any difficulties after updating your Genesis Framework. Below I am going to write the Tutorial to fix this issue, kindly follow the step by step Guides and do the same with your blog and then check your all problem will be solved within 5 mins.
1: I always advice you to take a full backup of your blog before Customizing it or upgrading any Theme Framework. Its because taking a backup before doing any changes will save the life of your blog if you mess up anything. So its treated as the Life Saving Medicine.
2: Ok After taking the backup Please Log-in to your Admin Panel, click on Appearance >> Editor
3: Then click on the functions.php link from the right hand side of the editor
4: Just Look at the top of the editor you will find following patch of Code
<?php /** Start the engine */ require_once( TEMPLATEPATH . '/lib/init.php' );
5: After locating the above code just paste the following given code right after the above line
add_theme_support( 'genesis-style-selector', array( 'lifestyle-blue' => __( 'Lifestyle Blue', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-charcoal' => __( 'Lifestyle Charcoal', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-gray' => __( 'Lifestyle Gray', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-green' => __( 'Lifestyle Green', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-pink' => __( 'Lifestyle Pink', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-purple' => __( 'Lifestyle Purple', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-tan' => __( 'Lifestyle Tan', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-teal' => __( 'Lifestyle Teal', 'lifestyle' ), 'lifestyle-yellow' => __( 'Lifestyle Yellow', 'lifestyle' ), ) );
6: Just follow the screen shot and paste the code in the proper place.
7: After pasting the code please Update the File.
8: Then Go to Genesis >> Theme Settings Then Scroll down to Bottom
9: You will see theme Color Changer Option will be there. It will look Just like the following Screen Shot.
Please try this on your end, I hope your problem will be solved if you will follow each step carefully. If you will face any difficulties then please feel free to Drop a Comment or Contact Me.