Will themes need to be rewritten to work in 5.7? The stock template is fine, but limited.
Looking forward to the next update to see if the stumbles go away.
As far as I can see you can add your own custom themes to 5.7 in a very similar way in which you added custom themes to earlier versions (except now your custom theme goes in the application/themes folder) - the only other difference I can find is that the page intended for the homepage needs to be called full.php instead of index php.
I would like to stress thought that I've only tried this with one existing custom theme in 5.7 as yet.
I'm still going to get to grips with 5.7 as it's a welcome update, but for the time being I've decided to stick with the previous version for my client work as otherwise none of the add-ons will work. I'd be interested to know if I'm alone in this decision....
What are your thoughts?
As a C5 guru i wonder what you're opinion is & what you would advise on continuing to use the older version for professional work until 5.7 has add-ons up-dated & some of the minor issues are ironed out. Don't get me wrong I think 5.7 is great & I will continue to test it out for personal projects, I just need to make sure I'm delivering what I need to my (paying) clients.
Today is september 19th 2014.
If your current project is dependent on add-ons/themes, or needs to launch in the next week or two, it might make sense to stick with 5.6 right now.
If you're building the site from scratch, and are looking at a launch in a few weeks, you'd be well served to stick with 5.7 and yell at us to get performance a bit tighter with 5.7.1 which is coming out shortly.
What type of performance updates can we expect from 5.7.1?
Performance is going to be the make or break issue for my future development with C5.
Can you give us a nibble of what you guys have in mind?
Thanks, that's really good to know re: the add ons etc.
I'm in the design stage of a project at the moment so once that's been approved in the next couple of weeks I'll give 5.7.x a real go.