Upgrading to Newspaper 8

I’m trying to upgrade from Newspaper 7.4 to Newspaper 8 but my Upwork expert says there are inherent issues with compatibility requiring a long-winded process on a test server before reverting to live site. Am I being sold a line here. Surely upgrading would be seamless?

If you used the child theme of this theme then you have no problem upgrading. Everytime you update please make sure to create a backup of your old theme version. Asking support from the theme author is your best idea. Thanks

Thanks Mabuc. I wouldn’t mind a second opinion on our site, with the view to using your services to help with upgrades etc. Would you be interested, and if so, what would you charge?

Yes, please send me more details here -> markabucayon[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks