An Announcement on Fluid
As we said last week, we’ve completely rebuilt our most popular free theme, Fluid. In doing so, we considered a few different ways to give you the new cake without throwing out the old pie, and we decided on a simple solution: cake and pie for everyone.
What does that mean? If you have Fluid, you’ll be automatically upgraded to our new version. If you don’t want the new Fluid, you can simply install Fluid Classic, which will remain available in the theme garden for absolutely no cost (as usual). And if you’ve done any custom work to your HTML, your theme won’t be auto-upgraded. Let’s break it down, FAQ-tastically:
Why are you replacing Fluid?
3 years is a long time for any digital good, and Fluid is no different. New features/plugins/etc. become standard, and old code can only adapt so much before it needs an overhaul. We decided to rebuild Fluid to accommodate these new standards, without sacrificing any of the theme’s original character.
What can I do if I don’t like the new Fluid?
Just jump over to the theme garden and grab Fluid Classic. Installs of Fluid Classic will not, of course, be auto-upgraded at some later date, so fear not.