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Theme changed by itself???? (8 posts)

  1. phoenixstu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Last night I looked at my site and all was ok.
    For some reason when I got a mail from one of my readers, I notice that the theme has changed back to the default??? What is up with that? Is it possible for it to change by itself. I checked on my server to see if anyone has logged in other than me however I cannot find anything. I changed my password just in case.

    Is this possible and why?

  2. elroyel1327
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've noticed this happen when I've been working on my site's CSS file. Sometimes if I begin an upload to the server and refresh the site before file has finished loading then it reverts to the default theme.

    I guess that it's possible that a file in your theme directory became flawed somehow and WP reverted to the default as a result.

    I could be completely off track here though.

  3. physlab
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have also had the theme return to the default. This seems to happen when I have been drilling down into the stats area. This has happened enough times that I just automatically check the theme before I leave the site.

    What I now need to do is record exactly how this is happening.

    Physlab

  4. phoenixstu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, I am glad to know that I am not alone. I will also, try to recreate the situation.

    Please keep me posted.

  5. obscure
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There are several causes.
    1. A bug where the theme resets if someone attempts to access a page just at the moment that you are editing/saving a theme template.
    2. If WordPress encounters a fault with the template (maybe in a seldom used page) it is designed not to crash but instead to reset to the default theme.
    3. A fault in a plugin may also cause WP to reset the theme.

    For some reason when I got a mail from one of my readers, I notice that the theme has changed back to the default???

    Was the email sent normally or was it sent via your site? Do you have a plugin that handles email from readers? Or maybe a "contact us" page?

  6. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have noticed this with Alex King's WP Mobile Plugin. The newer one, NOT the older one. It is supposed to detect when someone surfs in on a mobile device and serve up a leaner stylesheet. But I recall there being a few issues where it would capriciously reset the theme. You may want to do a search for something like "default theme reset mobile" or something and see if that might help you troubleshoot.

  7. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And yes, WP is designed to revert to the default theme (which admittedly is better than a blank or hosed page) when something goes afoul.

  8. phoenixstu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @obscure- Yes, and email was sent from my site to me from someone leaving a comment. I then checked it and noticed it.
    I also have a contact me page but that wasn't used at that time.

    @jonimueller- Yes, to you as well. I have Alex King's Mobile Plugin. I will check out as well.
    Agreed about " better than a blank or hosed page)

    Thanks for all of the help all. I will look into that.

  9. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

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