I posted this issue on WordPress.org, but am posting here now, based on the encouragement that this is the right place :-).
I’m loving the plugin suite, its orchestration and it custom theme. But below I describe a scary surprise I had with the theme.
I switched briefly away from my cbox-theme-child to the default buddypress theme in order to test something. When I switched back, my header image was gone, and – worse – my LONG “Custom CSS” which I had entered in the CBOX theme options panel was GONE! (Well, it had strangely reverted from 891 lines to my much earlier 3. Hmph.)
Two recovery strategies.
I recovered by putting my browser into Offline mode, and – luckily – was able to recover the CSS from a cached page (by looking at wp-content/uploads/exports/cbox-theme-child/dynamic.css?ver=3.5, which embeds the content of “Custom CSS.”
I searched the database and found in the
option_name icext.9887611a.cbox-theme, containing the full CSS. I am not sure why, when I reselected the theme, an earlier version of my CSS, rather than this most recent one, loaded.
I presume the rest of my theme settings are somewhere in the database (in records with non-descript names like, icext.29f718ab.cbox-theme-child, of which there are many), too; but it seems easier to just go through and re-enter it manually. 🙁
Is my experience an abberation? Or is this what’s expected when switching away and then back to the theme?
I like the elegance of storing such theme data in the database; however, I’m wary, ’cause now it’s scary.
P.S.: I’m attempting to attach what I believe to be the basic files in my child theme. I don’t think I’m not leaving anything out.
This topic was modified 10 years, 4 months ago by Brendan.
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