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How do I get my customizations to stay?

  1. I have tried everything that the help section says to do and I've even tried it in different browsers. I keep making customizations and they don't save. I even tried different different themes and trying them. I make all sorts of lovely customizations and it says that they save, but when I go look at my blog, it's the basic theme without anything I have done. I've been trying this the last couple days and I can't seem to make it work. It's very frustrating and I just want to have it work so I can actually blog.

    Thanks!

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

  2. Actually the blog I need help with is: https://coriluvintage.wordpress.com/

  3. Do you have the Custom Design upgrade? That's just a free preview and won't stick until you buy it.

  4. Even on the free theme templates? I found the ways to change little things on the dashboard and those are saving at least.

  5. Waht? I have to buy a Custom Design upgrade?
    I am having the same problem and all my changes are tiny ones involving fonts. Do I really have to upgrade?

  6. Note that you do not need to load the design tools unless you have the Custom Design upgrade, which it appears that you two have not purchased.
    https://store.wordpress.com/premium-upgrades/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    All of the very same functions can be accessed from your dashboard.
    Appearance > Header
    Appearance > Background
    Appearance > Theme Options (applicable only to some themes)
    Settings > Reading (set a static front page)
    Site Title and Tagline > Settings > General

    If you are using the "Try Now" preview mode for the paid Custom Design upgrade, https://store.wordpress.com/premium-upgrades/custom-design/ the settings related to that upgrade will save but they won't show up on your blog unless you have purchased the upgrade.

    To go back to the free options, go to Appearance → Themes → Customize → Colors and click the "exit the preview" link in yellow at the top of the panel on the right. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-customize-themes-doesn%c2%b4t-work?replies=5#post-1316880

    If you do purchase the custom design upgrade and you don't have any published content yet on the blog. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/not-found/ for tips about how to fix it if that was the case.

  7. It's like every thread I read ends with you selling the "Custom design upgrade".

  8. I know how you feel. :(

  9. Then maybe you should highlight the fact that if you are new to wordpress, though free blogs are offered, customization comes at cost- along with exact instruction- easily linked from the first page.

    Then people wouldn't be sideswiped in not understanding what's going on. Its like a step by step let down: First, is there something with what I've done? Hmmm, no lemme check... maybe the site is just really slow.... Why the heck is it not saving? Damn. Ok, I'll try a different template... Shoot. Still not saving. Do I really have to look this up? It should be simple! Ok, here's a forum. Ugh, now I gotta write this out. -and- -wait- Looks like timethief wrote me something. I have to buy a custom upgrade deal?! What the hay? I was trying this out because it was free but now I'm not really excited blogging because, dang, what a hassel it is.

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