I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.8.1 which contained a number of maintenance fixes and enhancements. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. Nothing changed with the Twenty Twelve theme so I didn’t have to worry about anything there. So far it seems this update has gone smoothly.
I just updated my blog to WordPress 4.8, which contains a number of feature updates mostly to do with widgets. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. The TwentyTwelve theme was updated but the only file that was changed was the style.css that contained rules related to the new widgets. I did not have to change my child theme since it loads the parent’s style.css automatically.
The only quirk I noticed was in the post editor I am using right now. The line-height did not match that of the theme and it bugged me. After inspecting the CSS, I discovered I needed to add the following to the my child theme’s editor-style.css to override some other styles:
line-height: 1.714285714 !important;
After this, I then had to clear my browser cache to actually see the changes. Other than this, everything seems to be working fine.
I just updated my blog to WordPress 4.7.3, which was primarily a security update. As always I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand.
There was one slight problem with the update. My Facebook and Google+ share buttons on my posts quit showing, but only if I used the official buttons in Jetpack’s Sharing settings. It turns out that the Custom Tweaks for Jetpack plugin I was using to display the buttons on top of the posts was causing it. After disabling it, the buttons reappeared. I made a support thread in both the Jetpack and Custom Tweaks for Jetpack support forums. I may look for something else or just leave it as is.
So, other than this plugin conflict, everything else seems fine.
Update March 14, 2017: After Jetpack was updated to Version 4.7.1, the official buttons show again even with the Custom Tweaks for Jetpack plugin enabled. So, they changed something.