September 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm #23886
As outlined in the Symbiostock 2.0 rollout thread, due to the incompatibility between Symbiostock Express 2.0 and Symbiostock Express 1.0, we are releasing Symbiostock Express 1.0.6. This version serves as an interim compatibility update that will allow your site to work with Symbiostock 2.0 with little issue until you are able to port everything over to Symbiostock Express 2.0.
Please note that Symbiostock Express 2.0 will not be publicly released as an automatic update in order to give people time to acclamate their sites to it, and to prevent incidental upgrades from breaking live sites. If you have already purchased Symbiostock Express and are running on 1.0 and want to get your hands on 2.0 so you can work on it, just PM me and I will get you a free download.
All new customers who purchase Symbiostock Express now will receive 2.0 and can ignore everything in this post.September 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm #23896
Hi, I’ve just updates Sybiostock Express to 1.0.6 and the layout in the product details changed. There used to be a list of licences with resolution and price, now there is a dropdown. How can I get it back to to the list, I didn’t find any settings. Here are some screenshots to explain it:
Used to be: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r86hbc4udij0num/old.png?dl=0
After Update: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yzg09fot8ep9k0w/new.png?dl=0
Where can I download the verison 1.0.4 or how do I get Symbiostock 2.0?
MarkSeptember 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm #23897September 7, 2015 at 5:54 pm #23898
How can I send you PM?September 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm #23900September 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm #23903September 8, 2015 at 5:04 am #23924
Can you just expand a bit on how to upgrade from old Symbio and old Express to version 2 of each? I saw the post that talked about putting the updated theme as a renamed copy and slowly migrating to that new theme, but I’m not sure I understand that. I can see how I can download a new theme, but I thought I could only customize it when it was live? How do you do a slow migration?
SteveSeptember 8, 2015 at 5:15 am #23926
Well, you’re right about that – you can only really run it and customize it when it is live. But I suppose there are a couple of things you can do:
1) Run it on a test install to get all the settings right, then export those settings to the live server.
2) Run it on the same install, but in a different directory. Then, whenever you feel you want to work on it, activate that theme and configure it, then revert back when you’re done so that at least most of the time your site is looking the way you want.
There is not yet an awesome way of doing it, and again, I realize the inconvenience, but for future long term upgrades and updates this is going to make it a lot easier to add tweaks and fixes to it.
I think the main point I was trying to make is that you don’t need to upgrade to Symbiostock Express 2.0 for any particular reason. It looks pretty similar, and has a few fixes here and there, but other than that it’s mostly an internal switch to more standardized code. So although you should do it at some point, don’t feel pressured.
This is another situation where I would suggest contacting Henri if you want to know, because he’s already done it as far as I understand it, so he may have tips on how to do it as painlessly as possible.September 8, 2015 at 6:09 am #23927
Here is how I updated the theme and the plugin:
1. I made backup copies of files and database
2. Symbiostock Express > Import / Export > Copy data – I saved it as txt file
3. I deactivated and deleted Symbiostock express theme
4. Installed Symbiostock 2 and Woocommerce 2.4.6
5. Installed Symbiostock express theme 2.0
6. Activated theme
7. Symbiostock Express > Import / Export > Import from file – I pasted the data which was copied on step 2
Hope this helps!
HenriSeptember 8, 2015 at 6:20 am #23929
I wish I had read this just a few minutes earlier. I decided to just update the Symbiostock plugin and that worked fine, but my site now shows this error and moving about the admin site gives me the same. Do I need to update Woocommerce to make Symbio 2 work?
<b style=”color: #000000; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;”>Fatal error</b><span style=”color: #000000; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;”>: Cannot redeclare woo_remove_billing_checkout_fields() (previously declared in /home/backya28/public_html/bsp/wp-content/themes/symbiostock-express/functions.php:78) in </span><b style=”color: #000000; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;”>/home/backya28/public_html/bsp/wp-content/plugins/symbiostock/front-product-page.php</b><span style=”color: #000000; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;”> on line</span><b style=”color: #000000; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;”>227</b>September 8, 2015 at 6:45 am #23930September 8, 2015 at 6:58 am #23931
Yes you need Woocommerce 2.4.6: https://wordpress.org/plugins/symbiostock/installation/September 8, 2015 at 7:31 am #23933September 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm #23941
Steve: As I just emailed you, that issue was happening because of your custom function that simplified the checkout fields. Oddly, the same implementation that is now built into Symbiostock 2.0 uses the same function name.
Henri: Thanks for that – I will be using your instructions to update my own site. 🙂September 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm #23944
Big round of applause for Henri,
Just updated to Symbiostock Express V2 from V1 and quite painlessly thanks to Henri’s simple but effective technique.
I updated Symbiostock Plugin to 2.0 and Woocommerce to 2.4.6 first followed by SSexpress 2 with no incompatibility issues to mention but for a small glitch where I lost footer widgets and had two Revo sliders on the homepage! I think this could have been due to exporting to txt file my Child Theme settings, nevertheless easily remedied.
Now to rectify the Child Theme.
Thanks again Henri and to Robin/Dawn for a seemingly good transition
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