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Do header.php and footer.php get overwritten when we upgrade WordPress? (5 posts)

  1. eridout
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We coded emergency escape buttons on our website some time ago, and recently found they had disappeared. I just put them back in, inserting `<form style="text-align:left;"><input type="button" value="EMERGENCY ESCAPE" onClick="location.replace('http://www.google.com')"/></form>
    ` into both header.php and footer.php.
    Now I wonder whether upgrading WordPress some weeks ago would have caused header.php and footer.php to be overwritten?

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    do you use the twentyten theme?

    If so read this: http://go.rvoodoo.com/WPchild
    it's an explanation, and child theme tutorial

    never edit twentyten basically, use a child theme

  3. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The theme would have been overwritten with a new copy if you used the default twentyten theme and did not rename it or create a child theme.

  4. eridout
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, both!

  5. eridout
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks again for the advice, and Rev Voodoo for your WPchild tutorial.
    Have created the child with its own style.css, header.php, and footer.php,
    and re-done a Twentyten download and reinstall. Looks like my emergency escape buttons are there on top and bottom of all pages, and everything else functioning correctly. Thank you!

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