Update Art from Version 2.x to 3.x

The Art WordPress theme version 3 is a big update. The core frame codes was updated. The BM Content builder was updated to 3.x also. Many new features are added: support the WordPress Block editor, new Group module, new Slide module, etc. It is difficult to make the smooth update to 3.x.

Please STOP the Automatic Theme Updates plugin, like Envato Toolkit or Envato Market.

So you have to re-build some pages and option. If you don’t have time to do the jobs, you could use Art 2.x still, we will make the micro update in 1 year for version 2.x. You will find the installable file in version2 folder.

Lots of elements/pages need to re-build:

Portfolios

The “standard”, “Slider”, and “Fullscreen” templates(layouts) were removed from version 3. Most of portfolios needs to be rebuilt. Because the 3 layouts can be created by BM Content Builder. There is a temporary solution to show the portfolios with the 3 templates – installing the child theme(art-v2tov3-child.zip) in update folder, check the video below.

BM Content Builder

In Content Builder version 3, the content built by builder will not stored in WordPress editor. If you click save button in Content Builder version 3, the content built by builder will be moved to meta. The content will not shown in WordPress editor even you turn back Content Builder version 2.

Slider

Please stop the BM Slider plugin, please rebuild the slider by Slider module of Content builder.

Global options

Logo color rule was updated, please set the logo color in Art Theme > Theme Options. May be you need to edit some pages to reset the logo color.

You maybe need to reset the Header and Footer layout. The section of Header icon(portfolio icon) was updated, so you need to re-pickup a page for the Header icon(portfolio icon).

Page hero section was remove from page options, please use BM Content builder to create hero section.

The BM Tool plugin is not available in version 3.0 also. Please import the demo data in Art Theme > Import Demo

Video Guide

FAQs:

How to check the theme version?

Please go to Appearance > Themes, click the activated theme. The theme info panel will popup, you will see the theme version.

How to install child theme?
  1. Please make sure you have installed the Art WordPress theme. Please notice that the Art theme folder name(art-theme) must not be changed.
  2. Install the child theme, refer the above video from 2:00
How to do if there has been a child theme?

If you have installed a child theme. Please merge the following files and code into your child theme folder:

  1. unzip the /update/art-v2tov3-child.zip
  2. move “v2” folder, “template” folder to your child theme folder(maybe there has been the template folder in your child theme, be careful don’t cover the existed files)
  3. move single-ux-portfolio.php to your child theme folder
  4. paste the codes into functions.php
    require_once get_theme_file_path() . '/v2/functions-v2.php';
Is the Art 2.x compatibility with BM Content builder 3.x?

No. The Art version 2.x must work with BM content builder version 2.x

If you are not sure how to do, please contact us: uiueux@gmail.com

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