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Undo theme upgrade for BuddyPress?

  • shaimart


    Hey Guys,

    I just tested BuddyPress on my site, I tried to install the theme upgrade patch, didn’t work, what did happen was that the extra files got installed and my theme index.php file changed…

    Is there a way to undo all of this?

    Help really appreciated!


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  • r-a-y


    Hi Shaigan,

    You have to be specific. What theme upgrade patch did you try?

    I’m guessing you mean that you upgraded BuddyPress via the admin dashboard and your theme got deleted.

    If you installed your theme @ /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/, then your theme would have been wiped out.
    The correct place to put your custom theme is @ /wp-content/themes/.

    If you did not backup your filesystem before the upgrade, then your theme is lost.

    Beck B


    If you didn’t back up your files, check with your host. Some (like GoDaddy) do automatic backups periodically, so you might be able to recover your old files.



    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately I didn’t backup my files prior to the install. I did everything via the admin panel/ dashboard. After installing the BuddyPress plugin itself, one of the options appearing at the top of the dashboard was to upgrade my current theme, that I did. It was a 3 step process I believe, the 1st or 2nd being updating my original theme files.

    I still have the original theme files from when I purchased the theme, though would I have to overwrite all the current theme files with the original? I have made some changes throughout the ones I had, which probably means I’ll be back to where I started, but also, what about the plugins I already have installed? Would overwriting the current theme files with the original ones cause any harm or disruption to my currently installed plugins?

    Thanks for all your help, very much appreciated!

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