I am not sure how one enables true mobile support using the News child theme. I have several sites that have been using News for a few years on the Genesis platform but have run plugins for mobile support. Genesis 2.0 claims it works well with mobile.
Cool, good. But when visiting on a mobile device, like an Android phone, and with the third party mobile plugin off I just get the desktop site. So here I am. How does one enable mobile support for child themes?
What version of the News theme are you using? Please provide a link to your site(s) so we can take a look at what you have.
Version: news-33033 from March 2011.
Please provide a link to your website so I can see your code.
There is a newer version than what you have. I would suggest logging in to your my.studiopress.com account and downloading the more recent one from 2012.
Yeah I know there is a newer one but one of the reasons for genesis framework, besides central management of core code, was to allow site owners to modify the child theme. I have done this heavily. CSS files have been heavily edited, functions calls have been changed to pull out stock header and custom headers and footers added, new sections added to .php pages, etc. For us it isn’t just upload new news theme.
Dozens and dozens and dozens of custom edits would need to be reapplied, which would take a long time. So upgrading isn’t straight forward and things are stable. I am just wondering if there is a call that isn’t firing because the stock header is missing or something.
We run many sites but http://www.cyberws.com is a small one you could look at it. Other sites we run third party plugins but I would prefer genesis do all the lifting if possible.
Thank you for your replies!
The theme you are using is not mobile responsive. The newer version “is” mobile responsive. If you want your theme to be mobile responsive – by way of modifying the old theme CSS, you probably should hire a developer who is CSS savvy with mobile coding.
Well that is unfortunate. I guess we are sticking with the plugin for now. We just don’t have the time to move things over to the latest news theme.
Thanks for the info.
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