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Sidebar.php blanks itself out while editing

  • I have been working on converting a template (ID Bands) to my blog’s style, and everything was going great until an hour ago, when I attempted to edit the sidebar.php file in the theme editor – when I clicked the “Update File” button, the sidebar.php page went blank. Everything gone. I attempted to re-upload a fresh copy, and the moment I went to edit that file, the same thing happened!

    I deleted the entire theme and re-uploaded it from scratch, and it seemed to be working fine. I had changed the sidebar.php file a few times, and then the last time I did, blammo, it dissapeared again.

    Next I tried using a totally different template, and the same thing happened. Now I am terrified of spending any time working on a sidebar lest the thing dissapear on me again. Any suggestions?
    my site is http://www.doomsdaylaser.com and I have been using the Preview Theme plugin to edit new themes…oh, and I have wordpress 1.5
    Thank you.

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  • James Huff
    Support Team Rep.

    @macmanx

    Please upgrade to WordPress v1.5.1.3.

    ok, then. i will do this. strange though, i have never had this prob before. is there another post somewhere here that i missed that explains this problem?

    James Huff
    Support Team Rep.

    @macmanx

    Not really, your problem is unique. But, if you upgrade to v1.5.1.3 and the problem still occurs, then we can safely say that this is not an out-dated version issue. Plus, you get to plug all of those security holes that have, by now, become public knowledge.

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