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  • I’ve had a strange phenomenon that I haven’t been able to resolve totally. I use a theme other than the default theme for my blog site. However, after upgrading WordPress, the theme doesn’t stick. That is, it keeps defaulting back to the wordpress default theme. If I go in and select my chosen theme, it works until, I think, I have logged out of WordPress. At least if I check it later, it has dropped to default. The only way I have been able to get it to keep my chosen theme, is to copy all those files into the default theme directory /wp-content/themes/default dumping the original default files. Then it works fine.

    Where in the code have I gone wrong. Certainly not in the configuration file as I copied over my originally working version to make sure my settings would remain.

    Any advice would be helpful. It is probably obvious, I am not a strong php programmer though I can understand it if I can find it!


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  • the reason it dumps back to default is there is a problem with the chosen theme… what I don’t know, but it causes WP to resort to what it knows..

    what you have done will keep the theme you want others to see working, but understand it did that to you for a reason…

    have you added new items such as plug-ins lately? Or has that theme always been buggy?

    Thanks, but I don’t think it is tied to the theme. It happened to me before when I updated and was using a completely different theme. I had to do the same thing with that theme – make it also the default. I’ll try to look at it a bit more to offer some better explanations, but I am wondering if total removal and a new installation, then adding the theme, something that I don’t look forward to doing, would maybe resolve it. I apparently, did something wrong back when I upgraded to 2.3 when it all began.

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