Your suggestion to upgrade the vertex framework screwed up the first site I tried it on and had no effect on the vertex version number which remained version 2.3 and not 3.4.
Where are you seeing this version number? The patch is kept updated with the latest version of the framework.
thank god it was a non-core site and was still under construction.
I followed the instrucytions to the letter and that was the result.
Hopefully that means you followed the step that says "Back up everything first
I am using the latest version of wordpress and have only the site shaper on it.
Why dont you update your themes with the updated version of the framework instead of torturing people to do it themselves? I only downloaded the damn theme 2 weeks ago and it should have had the latest updated files in it.
The patch is not required for a site to function properly, and is sometimes updated multiple times per week; I am the only person who manages WP - support, programming, updates, bugfixes, etc. There are too many older releases for me to patch everything every time there is a new patch, so I try to make sure I at least patch when there's a significan update to do; Corporate Response is already on the "latest" phase of the framework, even if it's not on the absolute latest patch.
I am, however, looking into ways to make it possible for users to automate patching, I just haven't had time to test any of the ideas I've come up with due to needing to keep up with releases, support, and fixing bugs caused by the messy code I have to port over from Joomla for new features.
What is the status of the vertex framework on the corporate response theme for wordpress? IS IT THE LATEST VERSION OR NOT? As all that damn patch did was screw up my website.
It is new enough that you shouldn't need to patch. As I said previously, I would have been glad to take a look at your site if you were willing to provide admin and FTP access; but I can't fix/patch/update anything without that access.