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  • I’m still using WordPress 3.3.2.
    Once I tried to update it to newer version, but this didn’t work out well. I had changed some things in the HTML of the theme (Twenty Eleven 1.3), for example: I removed the text ‘powered by WordPress’ from the bottom of all the pages’. After updating WordPress, the changes had all been set to default again and I had to do it all over again.

    Is it possible for me to update to a newer version of WordPress without losing all the changes I made??

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Were you aware that your site is currently running a very real risk of being hacked. You need to upgrade WordPress asap.

    I know, I want to, but I’m afraid my website will change as well. What are the risks? Will changes that I made in the theme disappear then?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I would suggest that you turn your custom 2011 theme into a new standalone theme, then re-upload a fresh, unpacked, copy of the twentyeleven folder to wp-content/themes using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.
    http://wordpress.org/themes/twentyeleven

    Then you should be able to update WordPress safely – which I suggest you do asap. Cleaning up a site after a hack is a lot of work! In future, do not edit any themes downloaded from wordpress.org. Instead, create a child theme for your changes.

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