Locked out after simple new theme (4 posts)

  1. rgbatson
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Working through a WP book, I followed instructions to create a simple theme. Activated this new theme. Got 'parse error' and could not get back to dashboard. Locked out. I reloaded WAMP and WP. That worked of course.
    So - How do you recover from such a locked out situation without reloading everything?
    All I could think of was to replace my new index.php with the TwentyEleven index.php, and hope I got back to dashboard to re-activate working theme . . . .
    Doesn't this situation occur with theme developers all the time? What do they do?

  2. irfan_np
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You have to use your FTP and make the necessary file restores or delete the newly added theme.

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  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme's folder in wp-content/themes.

  4. rgbatson
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you both. Will try these next time!
    (I only got a new password when I wiped everything out and started over this time, which hopefully I can now avoid.)

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