Editor's Note: The following information is rather outdated, but believe it or not, there are still a few sites out there that are running version 1 of the GT Theme. Our current-day recommendation for anyone running that theme is to strongly consider just rebuilding your site from scratch with a fresh copy of Drupal 9, as if your theme is that much out-of-date (version 2 was released in late 2013), your content and other site structures are also likely to be pretty out-of-date as well.
Below are tips and/or steps on how to update your Drupal 7 site from version 1 of the GT Theme (unofficial) to version 2 (official).
- Put your site in maintenance mode (and try this on a TEST site first!).
- Change the "Appearance" of your site, so that it uses only CORE-provided themes (such as garland).
- After you make copies of them and save them somewhere safe, disable any older versions of the GT Theme and any subthemes you made that were based upon it.
- Remove any the actual files for the older GT Theme and its subthemes from your file system.
- Flush the caches on your site and, just for fun, run "update.php", too.
- Install the parts that are required for the 2.x version of the GT Theme in this general order:
- Check to make sure can now add the new content types (such as Horizontal landing page) that come with version 2.x of the GT Theme.
- Under Appearance, choose the GT Subtheme (NOT the GT Theme itself) as your default theme for this site.
- If re-using the same blocks for this new look, you'll need to put them into regions for this theme under Structure > Blocks.