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HELP!! DELICATE Theme Update 11-19-12 destroyed my site (10 posts)

  1. otsrange
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I performed the 'Delicate' theme update today and it removed my Home page and changed my font and appearance. I can still see the Home page posts when I log in as an Admin, but not as a viewer. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. If you go to your settings > reading, you should be able to set your homepage back to a static page - (select your home page from the dropdown)

    but if you had made changes to the theme and now updated it, unless you made a backup, there's not much else you can do.

    You could ask your hosting provider to roll back your site if they can. Some will do this for you, but not all of them.

  3. otsrange
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, but that didn't help. I didn't make any changes to the theme - I simply installed the updated version of the Delicate theme that was already in use. Updating the version should not have had such an effect.

  4. I agree that updating to a new version of the delicate theme should not have had such an effect. Did anyone else worked on the theme before this update? It seems strange that changes to fonts and appearance would have changed. This only happens if changes were made to the theme.

  5. das553
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This also happened to my site. The update appears to have undone any changes that I made to the theme, including my header image and logo. I distinctly remember editing the theme to remove the dashed lines between the widgets in the right column and they are back now. What a mess, my site is completely ruined and I've lost all the work that I've put hours and hours into. Help please!

    http://www.daniellesheppardwriter.com

  6. eks120
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just happened to me too!!!!! Have lost my animated header and logo. Eeek! And have limited wp skills so no idea how to get them back. How can this happen?
    My site is ellenspalding.com.au

  7. otsrange
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was very fortunate and found a solution with my site host - GoDaddy. We were able to successfully restore the site to 2 days before the Delicate update was installed. You should check with your web host and see if they can perform the same service. I have learned that, as we have a custom theme, do NOT ever update install those updates, as you will lose all of your custom formatting. Best of luck to you all!

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    do NOT ever update install those updates, as you will lose all of your custom formatting

    That's not a good solution -- as sooner or later you will have to update your theme either to keep compatible with WP or to deal with security issues. The solution is to use a child theme -- it allows you to make changes and update your theme without losing them.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  9. eks120
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Seriously did not know that re. updates - thank you. On phone to host now to see if they will restore so fingers crossed...

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, hope they can help. It's certainly very upsetting to lose a lot of work and have to deal with the aftermath. Good luck to everyone here with that.

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