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Major CSS Problems... PLEASE HELP! (17 posts)

  1. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've done a horrible thing.. I starting editing my CSS in my theme without backing it up first. I have messed up the theme, and my homepage. I don't know what to do. I have tried to restore my site by my web hosting provider (FatCow,) but that doesn't seem to do anything. Maybe I'm not doing it correctly. What should I do? Do I try to restore the theme back to the original? That would be tons of work lost... Someone please help... This is extremely frustrating..

    http://extramilegames.com

    Thanks,
    Phillip

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Before you create CSS, you should use either the following;
    ★ Child Theme - http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    ★ Custom Style plugin - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-style/

  3. cadfile
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You would need to copy the original CSS file from the theme back onto your server overwriting the one that is there now.

  4. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Will I lose all my content, or will I be able to put it back on?

  5. Max
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your content is stored in the WordPress database, and your assets (images etc) is stored in wp-content/uploads, so if you just delete and replace the theme in wp-content/themes/theme/ you should be fine.

    I see you are using LeetPress from ThemeForrest. This is a premium theme, so we cannot give you any support on it here. You will have to login to their support page where you bought the theme and re-download its stylesheet from there - or ask them for help

  6. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I just deleted Leetpress, and now in the WordPress dashboard it says, "ERROR: The themes directory is either empty or doesn’t exist. Please check your installation."

    What should I do now?

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the dashboard, can you still activate other themes?

  8. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Now I can.. I deleted it and reinstalled it... It still looks the same.... I have tried to contact the author of the theme, but I got no response.

    Where would I find the original CSS?

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried downloading the theme again?

  10. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. That didn't change anything.

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What's still messed up on your website?

  12. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The main content is all the way to the left, and the sidebar is messed up also.

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Apart from the horizontal thick black lines in this screenshot, is this what you're seeing?
    http://awesomescreenshot.com/0bede3fa6

  14. Dave
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just viewed your site (http://www.extramilegames.com/) on all 5 major browsers - Firefox, IE9, Safari, Opera, and Chrome; and there is nothing wrong with your site. Everything is in its place and centered, both on the main page and single posts.

    Try clearing the cache and history in your browser and look again.

  15. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    On mine, everything is shifted to the right... The sidebar is also much lower...

  16. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Which browser and browser version are you using?

  17. Phillip97
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I honestly have NO idea how it changed back to normal.

    Thanks to everybody for helping me! I've just got to put the games back on, and I'll be good to go...

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