This page will maintain the compatibility information for the Feast Plugin. We currently support:
- WordPress 5.3.2
- Genesis 3.3.0
Note the difference between compatibility - compatibility means we've tested for it and support it.
Not having tested it does not mean it's not compatible, it just means that you need to fix your own problems that arise from using an untested version.
Why isn't the most recent version supported?
The quick answer is that releases from WordPress and Genesis aren't tested to be backwards-compatible with our themes and plugins.
That means that they break things if they want to, and it's our job to fix it. But that's not what we're paid for. Our releases are compatible with the version they're released for, not any future unknown changes.
Support and maintenance costs around $300/month from companies that specialize in this, such as Nerdpress.net.
We do regularly update our themes and plugins for compatibility with the most recent version, but there has to be a compelling reason for it. Bug fixes, upgrades, enhancements are often useful.
Introduction of new (buggy) features that nobody asked for aren't a compelling reason for us to test compatibility for.
Can I update to an unsupported version?
If you have the ability to test on a staging site, thoroughly troubleshoot issues, understand the full theme + WordPress + PHP + hosting stack, there's no problem with updating.
For most bloggers, this is a waste of time. You don't make money fiddling with technical garbage on your site. There's very rarely any updates that are likely to benefit you in the short-run, except for security and bug fixes.
Releases from WordPress and Genesis (and themes and plugins) typically run on a "semantic versioning" system. Major releases typically require fixes.