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Help! Just purchased CSS upgrade and formatting (& posts) disappeared!

  1. I've been playing with some CSS code for the past few weeks and got it just the way I like it, so I paid for the upgrade--and the code disappeared.

    Not only are the effects I was going for gone (things like the date next to the stickies), but so are all my posts. In fact, all the text on my pages is gone, too.

    Is there a way to revert this? Is my original code saved somewhere? What's going on?

    I'm viewing in Firefox.

    The blog I need help with is whyisthatfunny.wordpress.com.

  2. Some good news! I found a list of CSS revisions, which appears to contain all the edits I made previously. Thanks goodness! But why were they removed when I made the upgrade? I thought it said to keep these changes, pay for the upgrade, which is why I did it. Am I not doing something right?

    Now my current CSS style sheet shows this:

    #main {
    display:none;
    }

    Is this why nothing is displaying? Should I paste all my code I found in the revisions?

    Thanks in advance.

  3. You can paste in the code to your CSS stylesheet and click "preview" before you save to make sure it's what you want.

    I don't have the answers to your other questions, I'm afraid.

  4. Thanks, zandyring. That's how the whole process started: I tested and previewed for weeks, and got it just the way I liked.

    Then I bought the upgrade and it all vanished. : (

    Very frustrating. But thanks for the help.

  5. This is a bug. :(

    I have made a bug report for our developers about it, and it is on our list to review during the next round of CSS Editor revisions. I'm so glad you found a workaround with some of the code still in tact in your case! Thank you for posting about it, because it helps to know how often something like this causes trouble. I'm sorry it caused trouble for you.

  6. Yes, a bit of trouble, and a headache. Can you answer something, though:

    Right now, there is one snippet of code in my CSS style sheet. Does that mean that it is the only change from the default code for that template?

    I guess what I'm getting at is this: I want to test some of the other parameters of the template, so I just add them to the style sheet, otherwise the default settings (for that template) are in effect. Is that correct?

  7. I want to test some of the other parameters of the template, so I just add them to the style sheet, otherwise the default settings (for that template) are in effect. Is that correct?

    Yes, as long as the "Add my CSS" (default) option is selected on your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS page.

    Another really great tool for testing out CSS is the Firebug add-on for Firefox. It let's you add CSS on the fly to try things out for just your local view of the site. Once you have the CSS worked out, you can add it to your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS page inside your WordPress.com dashboard for one last test and then you should be good to go. Web inspector tools like the one in Firebug are REALLY handy if you're doing lots of CSS testing. They're built in to some of the other browsers too. For example, to find it in Chrome, right-click anything on the page and select the "Inspect Element" option.

  8. Thanks for the advice!

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