Small Business WordPress Site Using a Theme That’s no Longer Supported by the Developer

I have a site for my small business and it’s photography, chart and table rich. I purchased a template from the Envato Marketplace- ‘Story’ theme by Pexeto that allows full width images, slideshows and a fair amount of visual customisation. It’s no longer updated by the developer.

I don’t need to change the site that often- maybe once every 3 months or so but every time I log in an increasing number of options are missing. There used to be a set of buttons to add theme specific features in the Classic Editor toolbar that are now gone. I last logged in January and the buttons had disappeared but came back after emptying my browser cache and refreshing but they aren’t returning now and it’s impossible to add content. Does anyone have any ideas what I might be able to do?

I’m not a developer, I’m not great with code and not keen on completely rebuilding my site again from scratch using a new template. I’m on WordPress 6.4.3.

  1. It’s time for a redesign with an updated theme. That’s the reason i always suggest the most popular themes because they’re not going anywhere. So what I would suggest to find a theme that suits your needs and redesign your website.

  2. Hire a professional that will use a highly supported theme like GeneratePress, OceanWP or Astra theme.

    Don’t have a professional web developer develop a custom theme because it will be outdated in a year or two.

    Highly supported themes are supported for years. Think of the WordPress theme as the framework or canvas that a design is painted on.

  3. Alright, I fixed the missing buttons so I can continue to use the template I have. For anyone with the same problem with the Classic Editor- try deactivating, emptying your browser cache then reactivating Advanced Editor Tools / TinyMCE.

    In my case, as I’m using the Classic Editor, it’s TinyMCE that was the issue.


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