January 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm #12385
Many of my clients and I liked the sleek theme so I am a bit perturbed by the fact that is has been “retired”.
Many of the Genesis themes are very much the same now but sleek was one that stood out as very flexible.
I do think you guys do some great work but please reconsider this and also bear in mind generally that in my opinion some of the Genesis themes have slipped behind those available on themeforest and other suchlike sites…January 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm #12393
StudioPress seems to have an affinity for the color black. It’s the first thing I have to change and not really appealing to to many people who are out shopping for themes. When I send my clients to SP to look for themes I have to remind them to “imagine them without any black.”January 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm #12395
I don’t know why the decision is made to retire themes, but if you already own the theme, it is still available to download, and will still work, and will still be supported for existing users. It just won’t be offered for sale to new users.
January 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm #12563
you may continue to use the themes. themes are retired based on several factors. Sleek was one of the older themes and needed to be updated to a 2.0 or retired. The end decision was to retire it.
to be clear, the only difference is that it cannot be purchased, you may use it and we also support it ongoing.May 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm #39577
I came on the forum today looking for information about “retired themes,” and pleasantly surprised to find an answer so quickly.
One more question though…prolonging this discussion a bit…sorry…
I understand that some themes have been retired for various reasons. I also see that #Susan and #nickthegreek both say that the retired themes are OK to use, and (most important to me) StudioPress will “also support it ongoing.”
I’m curious what that means.
If I create a new site using the Nitrous or Platinum theme (both are themes I really like)…and after a year or two goes by, does this mean I can safely assume the retired themes will continue to work correctly as long as I keep up to date with WordPress updates and with the Genesis updates?
Thanks for any help on this…May 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm #39579
Disclaimer: I don’t work for StudioPress
It is my understanding that the retired themes will continue to work as long as you continue to keep WP and Genesis updated – part of the reason themes are retired is that technology changes, so themes (for example) that are not responsive either need to be updated or retired. I think as we move more towards incorporating HTML 5, you will see more themes being retired, as the code will eventually need to be updated if you want to stay current with new technology.
I hope that helps clarify. There is no definitive answer guaranteeing that a theme will work for a certain period into the future, because who knows what new technologies will come down the pipe (oh, to have a crystal ball!)
May 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm #39588
Thanks for the info. I understand that you don’t actually work for StudioPress, but I feel that you know what you’re talking about. Your answer makes sense to me…thank you.
I guess I’ll go the “safe route,” and try to find a theme I really like that seems to have all the latest gizmos in hopes of it staying “usable” for awhile.
Thanks again.May 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm #39590
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