This is a short guide for Tiny Forge users who want to upgrade their websites to Tiny Framework WordPress theme.
First I would just try to activate Tiny Framework on your site and see how it looks, perhaps everything will be in a good shape 🙂 It is pretty safe, because you can always go back to Tiny Forge theme. Please note that Tiny Framework requires at least WordPress 4.1.
The more custom CSS and other custom code you have, the more things you might have to adjust, but in general themes are very similar, so it should not be something too difficult.
These are the areas that you may need to adjust in the migration process:
- Re-assign top menu as Primary.
- Re-assign widgets to widget areas.
- Re-assign main header image if you're using one.
- If you were using Site Logo, you will have to re-assign it. For that you need to have Jetpack or Site Logo plugin active.
- Structure of
style.csschanged. If you were using some kind of custom CSS plugin, your migration should be pretty easy. If you were using a child theme, take new one from Tiny Framework and transfer only your own custom CSS to
style.cssaccording to new structure - take a look at Table of Contents.
- If you had any custom CSS styles with
remvalues, you will have to replace those with new ones because theme migrated from 14px rem base to 16px, but it's just find-and-replace job in the text editor, see pre value conversion table below.
- If you had any custom CSS styles, you might need to adjust width and height of certain elements, because theme switched from standard content-box CSS sizing to more natural border-box.
- If you had any custom CSS styles that involved webfont icons, you will need do replace them with Font Awesome icons - click on each icon to see detailed info.
Please also keep an eye on the Tiny Forge migration topic @WordPress.org
I will revisit this article if I will find more tips to share.
pre value conversion table
PX = Tiny Forge rem = Tiny Framework ------------------------------------- 1px = 0.071428571rem = 0.0625rem 2px = 0.142857143rem = 0.125rem 3px = 0.214285714rem = 0.1875rem 4px = 0.285714286rem = 0.25rem 5px = 0.357142857rem = 0.3125rem 6px = 0.428571429rem = 0.375rem 7px = 0.5rem = 0.4375rem 8px = 0.571428571rem = 0.5rem 9px = 0.642857143rem = 0.5625rem 10px = 0.714285714rem = 0.625rem 11px = 0.785714286rem = 0.6875rem 12px = 0.857142857rem = 0.75rem 13px = 0.928571429rem = 0.8125rem 14px = 1rem = 0.875rem 15px = 1.071428571rem = 0.9375rem 16px = 1.142857143rem = 1rem 17px = 1.214285714rem = 1.0625rem 18px = 1.285714286rem = 1.125rem 19px = 1.357142857rem = 1.1875rem 20px = 1.428571429rem = 1.25rem 21px = 1.5rem = 1.3125rem 22px = 1.571428571rem = 1.375rem 23px = 1.642857143rem = 1.4375rem 24px = 1.714285714rem = 1.5rem 25px = 1.785714286rem = 1.5625rem 26px = 1.857142857rem = 1.625rem 27px = 1.928571429rem = 1.6875rem 28px = 2rem = 1.75rem 29px = 2.071428571rem = 1.8125rem 30px = 2.142857143rem = 1.875rem 31px = 2.214285714rem = 1.9375rem 32px = 2.285714286rem = 2rem 33px = 2.357142857rem = 2.0625rem 34px = 2.428571429rem = 2.125rem 35px = 2.5rem = 2.1875rem 36px = 2.571428571rem = 2.25rem 37px = 2.642857143rem = 2.3125rem 38px = 2.714285714rem = 2.375rem 39px = 2.785714286rem = 2.4375rem 40px = 2.857142857rem = 2.5rem 41px = 2.928571429rem = 2.5625rem 42px = 3rem = 2.625rem 43px = 3.071428571rem = 2.6875rem 44px = 3.142857143rem = 2.75rem 45px = 3.214285714rem = 2.8125rem 46px = 3.285714286rem = 2.875rem 47px = 3.357142857rem = 2.9375rem 48px = 3.428571429rem = 3rem