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If I deactivate then reactive my theme do I lose my custom settings? (4 posts)

  1. CopaGringo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I am completely new to this. I've spent hours customizing a theme and am now curious about looking at other themes from a CMS perspective. If I deactivate my current theme and then return to it (reactivate) will all of my custom settings still be in place or is the theme reset to default settings?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Depends on what you changed. If you edited the theme itself, then your changes will remain.

  3. CopaGringo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Otto. I have been working with Atahualpa and it is set up with about 200 variables that can be altered. I believe that those changes are written into the theme itself and so should not be changed as you say, but I wanted to make sure. Sounds like I will be ok to experiment.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Where are these variables, exactly? How did you edit them?

    They may be written into options in the database, in which case you may be safe to change themes without losing them. Probably.

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