Artisteer Theme Needs Replaced

Author: Jennifer | Date: December 2, 2020 | Categories: ,

It seems like every time we turn around, some piece of technology is outdated. Every few months, new advancements are made to all types of technology, and the internet is no different. This means that every so often, a piece of technology used on websites can become obsolete.

Artisteer is a tool that CourseVector used long ago to build websites for our clients. It served us well for years, but is reaching the end of its lifespan. Any sites using the Artisteer theme should be upgraded as soon as possible to avoid issues. Artisteer was also not great with mobile compatibility, and with Google dropping desktop indexing, Artisteer sites should be upgraded just for improved indexability.


In early 2021, WordPress will be updating the underlying javascript framework (jquery) in the next release and updating the backwards compatibility script. If it is not compatible with the theme your website is using, the theme will cease to function properly. There is no telling whether the interruption will be minimal or detrimental to the any given site.

WP release timeline

Next Steps

If you have received notice that your website is using an Artisteer theme, it is time for an upgrade! You have two options.

  • Option 1 – We convert your site to a new theme. Please keep in mind that this new theme has features that we can take advantage of for SEO or to allow your site to be more visually engaging.
    • Option 1 A: We can convert your site “as is”. If we convert your site “as is” you are looking at about $225-$300 per site, depending on site size, to make the conversion.
    • Option 1 B: We can do a complete redesign on your site. This requires a quote. Start by filling our our website design form.
  • Option 2 – We no longer update WordPress to the current version. This however could cause additional issues as time goes on. Vulnerabilities in security will not be patched. Plugins may cease to function with the old version of WordPress, etc. If you are a managed hosting client, and choose option 2, we have to remove your hosting guarantee that if your site goes down we fix it free of charge.

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