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Cannot Edit My Theme

  • Hello Everyone,

    I am not sure if this is the right place for this question.

    I am very new to wordpress, I had a custom design made for a client and I changed the theme name in the style.css wordpress editor and updated it and now it says that the theme selected does not exist. I wanted to change it back but now I can’t.

    I was thinking about downloading the style.css to my desktop and change the Theme name using Dreamwaever, but when I downloaded the file from the ftp, the filesize changed and now its larger. I am confused, can somebody help with this. I really would appreciate it. Here’s the site I am working on http://ganardollar.com/

    Oh and one more thing. I see that there is an upgrade for the wordpress theme. I am skeptical about upgrading cause I heard that you can lose your design, content ect.

    Is this true and how can I upgrade it without losing anything.

    Thanks for your advise in advanced.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    I suggest that you download the entire theme and check all files in a text editor – not Dreamweaver.

    The only things you might lose due to an upgrade are any plugins or theme-specific functions that do not use the API correctly.


    Thanks for the response, but I don’t know what I am looking for. How do I fix the problem where it says that the theme selected does not exist?

    and when you say, that by upgrading the theme I might lose some specific functions, what are those? Can you give me some examples?

    My apologies, I’m very new to this stuff and I really appreciate your advice.

    Thanks again.

    Thanks for the advice about not using dreamweaver. I will take that into consideration. Is there any specific reason why?

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