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  • Pardon my stupidity, but, when i upgrade will i lose my customization in my blog template? Things like the header pic? Font size that i changed in css file? A tooltip that i added. My askimet key?

    Be glad you know more than me, and take pity on me.

    thank you

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  • No you won’t. But to be safe make sure you have a backup of your wp-content folder and also of your database. Instructions for the database are here.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Not unless you overwrite your theme during the upgrade, no. And that’s unlikely to do unless you are using the default or classic theme.

    thank you

    often the moderators are condescending and nasty
    i’ve read the upgrade stuff but i didn’t know for sure

    but if i have to upgrade my theme to make it work, it may (or will) change my template appearance

    When you upgrade WP you DO NOT want to over-write the ‘wp-content’ folder or it’s contents on the server – This contains your uploaded images and themes etc.

    The upgrade instructions (see link above) tell you how to do this ‘step-by’step’

    If you have modified your theme and upgrade/change this, then yes you will lose stuff.

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