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A most basic upgrade question (6 posts)

  1. auroraohio
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Pardon my stupidity, but, when i upgrade will i lose my customization in my blog template? Things like the header pic? Font size that i changed in css file? A tooltip that i added. My askimet key?

    Be glad you know more than me, and take pity on me.

    thank you

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No you won't. But to be safe make sure you have a backup of your wp-content folder and also of your database. Instructions for the database are here.

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not unless you overwrite your theme during the upgrade, no. And that's unlikely to do unless you are using the default or classic theme.

  4. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

  5. auroraohio
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thank you

    often the moderators are condescending and nasty
    i've read the upgrade stuff but i didn't know for sure

    but if i have to upgrade my theme to make it work, it may (or will) change my template appearance

  6. 98pounds
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When you upgrade WP you DO NOT want to over-write the 'wp-content' folder or it's contents on the server - This contains your uploaded images and themes etc.

    The upgrade instructions (see link above) tell you how to do this 'step-by'step'

    If you have modified your theme and upgrade/change this, then yes you will lose stuff.

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