Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I'm a bit of a novice. I have recently upgraded my wordpress to 3.3.1 (not upgraded since 2005 before that) and I have a theme update I have not installed because I was afraid it would override my custom theme. Here is what it says below (boldface added)
The following themes have new versions available. Check the ones you want to update and then click “Update Themes”.
Please Note: Any customizations you have made to theme files will be lost. Please consider using child themes for modifications.
You have version installed. Update to 1.7.2.
Can anyone tell me if it is safe to update the theme or if I risk loosing my custom theme by doing so? I have been experiencing duplicate text on my pages/posts which someone in the troubleshooting forum told me may be due to my non-upgraded theme.
Here's the site with custom theme: http://www.heatherwatts.com/