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  • Hi, I inadvertently changed my theme to Twenty Ten and want to change it back to what it was. Can I do this? Hoping someone can help me pleeeeease.
    Thanks
    Regards
    David

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  • WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    Just activate the theme you wasn’t to use.
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Selecting_the_Active_Theme

    ….the only theme that is appearing in my manage themes or install themes is the one I inadvertently clicked on. My previous one has disappeared.
    Hoping someone out there can help me
    Thanks
    David

    …by the way, thanks WPyogi

    I have a back up folder. Is there a way I can load its contents on to get the old theme back (without losing two years worth of posting, he says)
    Thanks

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    Is your content missing from the “new” (current) theme?

    Your back-up should have the missing theme in it, yes. You should be able to look in the themes folder and copy the theme into the current site via FTP.

    Yes, I have all my content. It is only the “skin” that is missing.
    Can you let me know how to copy the theme into the current site via http://FTP…….I promise, I’ll never get click happy again!
    Thanks for your support

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    LOL – it’s okay, everyone makes a few of these – and you are one of the luckier ones – as you have a backup : )! Do you FTP access set up? See http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients Where is your backup? COPY the theme folder from the backup to your local computer – then via FTP – copy that theme folder into the “themes” folder in your WP install.

    The files structure should be:

    site root
       wp-content
           themes
             whatever themes are there now
             put the "lost" theme in here

    Do be careful where you are copying things so that you don’t overwrite anything existing – just in case. Or better yet, copy your wp-content to your local computer (in a safe place) before you do any shuffling/copying of files around.

    Hi Yogi
    Arghhhhhhhhhh, I can’t work this out. There is no reference to a theme in my backup folder and now I’m wondering if I even backed it up properly. If I simply instal a new theme (the clasic one I had there before) will I lose everything I’ve written? As I wrote, all the material is still there (www.kirklandphotosblog.com) I’ve just lost my earlier template/skin
    Is there a simple way to back up my content ( and check I have)
    Sorry to bother you with this (believe me, I wish I didn’t have to!)
    Thanks
    David

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    Your content should be fine – but what’s in the back-up file? Maybe it’s just the database? What theme were you using? Had you made changes to the theme files (i.e. .php or .css ) – aside from changes you made in the Dashboard?

    Im not sure what’s in the backup…very small files though ie P3-compat-admin.css …and four similar. I was using “classic”
    Um, I don’t think I made any changes to the theme files but ( as you might guess) non of this is my strength.
    I just don’t know where the old theme disappeared to or if I can get it back and if I start agin, I want to ensure I back it up properly
    Oh dear

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    It looks like this may be what you had?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/classic

    As you can see, it’s pretty outdated, and likely incompatible with current WP core.

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Forum Moderator

    it looks like it may have been one of those (to be frank I can’t remember). Maybe I’m just best to import the themeforest one you sent me and refine it?
    Do I just click and load it?
    Do you know if there is a clean theme which shows photos and a short introductory blurb that links to a bigger story?
    Never again will I go pressing $$##@! buttons
    Thanks for your suport.

    Actually, the second theme you sent me looks fine so I might try moving to that.
    Please tell me its simple to do!

    …do you know if I can I just use its Blog?
    …sorry

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