Support » Plugin: WPide » Changes made using WPide lost after theme update

  • Hi there,

    I’m using Pagelines (Lite Edition, not DMS), and it seems that updating the theme made me lose the changes I’d made to footer.php and another file in the sections folder. I had a back up, so it’s all good. I’m just wondering how the WPide plugin works.

    Here’s what I did:
    – I had made changes to two files straight from my theme folder (no child theme)
    – Had not updated my theme for months, because I didn’t want to lose the changes
    – Decided I’d install WPide, so I could then update the theme without creating a child theme
    – Installed WPide plugin, made sure the changes appeared when I opened the files in the plugin’s interface, and hit Save file (just in case).
    – Updated the theme

    When I checked the files again, the changes were gone.

    Is this normal? Or did I do something I wasn’t supposed to?

    Thanks in advance,


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  • WPide is a file editor. It is no different to how any other file editor would work in these instances. The only way to not lose these changes is to, as you have done, make a backup before the upgrade then to apply the changes back into the modified theme.

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