Lately, I’ve been hearing how Thesis theme users have lost all the Thesis OpenHook customizations they have made since their upgrade to the latest version of the plugin. I had a brief panic attack as well, because a lot of my customizations were done through this plugin, and it turned my site into a mess. Luckily, I’m the type of girl who likes to read, and read I did to find out what happened to my beloved plugin.
Turns out author Rick Beckman made a brand-spanking new version which included some really awesome features. However, he also changed the plugin name. From Thesis OpenHook, it now appears as The OpenHook Customizations Manager in my plugin list. So if you upgraded and cannot find your old OpenHook plugin, this is the reason why.
I’ve upgraded the plugin and activated it but my site is still broken!!!!!!
First off, easy on the exclamation marks. Save it for later when there’s a bigger reason to panic (like the end of the world maybe? But then again, we’ll need way more exclamation points for that). Here’s what you need to do to get your OpenHook plugin working again:
- Go to Settings and click on the OpenHook link to be taken to the plugin’s settings page.
- Tadaa!! The new OpenHook look is the shiz! Now, in the General tab, tick the Thesis checkbook in the Active action groups and save your changes.
- Under Manage Options (still in the General tab), click on the Upgrade from OpenHook 2 button.
You can’t believe that’s it? I can’t believe it either, which is why I don’t understand why a lot of people are angry at Beckman for the update. After upgrading, check your site if it’s working as it should. There might be (very) minor tweaks you have to perform to get everything 100% working. The OpenHook Customizations Manager was, and still is, the best Thesis theme partner. It has managed to make our sites extra awesome since it was made available at the WordPress plugin repository three years ago, and for FREE. The least we could do for Beckman is read. And if you say you’ve read but your site is still broken, then maybe you haven’t read well enough.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. – Confucius