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Theme disappered after upgrading to 3.2.1 (4 posts)

  1. jribeiro
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there!!

    I'm new to wordpress!! Just picked up a running blog to help a friend of mine... I come from Joomla and mainly custom development.

    After loggin for the first time I received a noticed to upgrade to latest version, pressed the button... Followed the instructions and installed a backupd plugin called "pressbackup.1.1".

    Did a full backup and proceed to auto upgrade install.

    When i checked the frontend I noticed I had lost the custom theme, went to admin and the custom theme is not there.

    The backup I made before upgrade has a folder called themes which sent through ftp to correct folder but it's only the default theme...

    Can anyone help please?!?

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What was your custom theme? Was it a modified version of the Twenty Eleven theme?

  3. Digital Raindrops
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    It is likely that the last admin had modified the twenty ten default theme, as part of the WordPress upgrade the theme it would have been over written.

    The twenty ten default theme in the backup wp-content/themes/twentyten/, extract it somewhere and rename the folder, open style.css and change the theme name, then ftp the renamed folder to the website.

    From Admin > Appearance > Themes find and activate the modified theme.

    If you are looking to do more WordPress then look at WordPress child themes, these allow for a non destructive way to modify the default themes.

    This post about child themes is from my website, it is an overview of Child themes and template parts.

    HTH

    David

  4. jribeiro
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all!!

    After reading your tips and using grep to try and find something in the whole backup useful I found that the template was in the main index.php file... :/

    Incredible :)

    Thanks and sorry for the trouble

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