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Ruined the original Kubrick WP Default, how can I get them back? (7 posts)

  1. tre
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By trying to change things around, I seem to have deleted some important parts of the page for layout. For one thing Kubrickbgwide seems to be missing. For another layout is messed up.

    The site is:www.askjackaboutdebt.com

    I would like to start from scratch, but since I went in and messed with the code, I can't find a way to start again. Is there a way to just cut and past the correct code into each file? Or somewhere I could download the original and start from scratch>

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Download again? And the lesson: always keep a backup copy.

  3. tre
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    HI

    Yeah - well, I can't download again, at least not that I can figure it out.

    I started at my sites WordPress Admin site:

    http://www.askjackaboutdebt.com/wordpress/wp-admin/

    Then clicked on the Presentation tab
    Then the Theme Editor tab
    And then edited it directly in the box presented.

    Is there another location from which I can dowload it?

    I assume that the changes I made only affect my own site.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1. I can't see your admin pge - since I am not logged in.
    2. It is always a bad idea (at least in my personal opinion!) to make drastic editing through the Presentation > Theme edit
    3. I always make a copy on my computer of the theme folder (with a different name) and edit everything - except minor typos - on my machine and then upload the edited files. Having the original copy untouched, I can always revert back to it, if something goes wrong.
    4. On this page see at the top the Download link and get a fresh copy of the WP files and upload the theme again.
    5. Yes, the changes you made affect only your site :)

  5. tre
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes - I know I was bad, to edit it directly. I was being impatient and now I'm paying the price.

    I included the link just to be clear of the starting point. I am really flailing about in the dark here.

    Thanks for the reminder about back-ups. I use dreamweaver for the regular site, and so usually I am better about backing up things.

    AH - the download link - ok, just in case you already didn't think I was totally stupid. It didn't say "Kubrick" or "Default" so I didn't know it was the same one. I thought that was a different theme.

    learning learning learning

  6. tre
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually - - the blog is hosted through WestHost - a hosting company. I didn't run the wordpress install from here, because the hosting company had it as a one-click option on their File Manager.

    For that matter, the hosting company is still using wordpress 1.5.2 - so I think I might get myself into even more trouble - with the hosting company - if I install WordPress 2 myself.

    I think my best solution is to try a new theme?

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you have FTP access you can always do a manual install.
    For older versions (e.g. 1.5.2) visit this:
    http://static.wordpress.org/archive/

    Actually you don't have to install everything from the scratch - just delete/upload the default theme folder.

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