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How to get my old theme with all of my old settings back?

  1. I tried out a new theme just to see what it would look like, never intending to switch my theme permanently. But when I switched it back to my previous theme, everything on my right sidebar disappeared. When I went to check my widgets and links, they were all gone! Is there any way to get them back without having to start over from scratch? Are they saved somewhere or are they deleted forever? I thought everything got saved? Why were they deleted? Does stuff get deleted when you switch themes?

    Also, the number of my followers got deleted. Does that show up again when I put that button back up?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. thistimethisspace

    There is no loss of any content when one changes themes. When you change themes the widgets migrate to the Inactive Widgets box. After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.


  3. Thanks so much! You rock. Phew, that's a relief. I'm so glad I was able to get everything back. I started to rebuild everything on my sidebar, but I didn't get all of it back exactly the way it was before. You're a life saver.

  4. thistimethisspace

    You're welcome. If you are new to blogging you may find my blogging tips blog to be helpful

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