I want to change free theme will I lose all old blogs

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  • #944908

    alcamia
    Member

    I can’t find a simple answer to this. I want to change themes. If I do will I lose all my old blogs or are they just automatically cached and transferred to the new one? Thanks so much, I’m sure someone has a simple answer.

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

    #944988

    auxclass
    Member

    All your Posts and Pages are safe if you change Themes –

    #945211

    geoffneilsen
    Member

    I’ve accidentally changed my theme whilst attempting to start a new blog with a different theme. Upon immediately changing back to the original theme, I found that I had lost all my widgets – so maybe, beware. (My old blogs seem to be in place). If I resolve this issue without repeating all the customisation (if there is a quick fix), I shall report back here.

    #945212

    timethief
    Member

    @alcamia
    @geofffneilsen
    auxclass is correct. No data is ever lost during a theme change. The widgets were not “lost”. They migrated to the Inactive Widgets box. When you change themes there is a default sidebar display. You can locate any widgets you formerly used by going to your “Inacative Widgtes” box and repositioning them.

    #945217

    geoffneilsen
    Member

    Only reporting back because I promised that I would. I see that timethief has answered your question, and my own question as well. All I have to add is a shout and a ‘Thank You’ to the people who help.

    #945218

    raincoaster
    Member

    It IS alarming when it happens, but usually someone has gone through it before and it’s in the forums somewhere.

    #945220

    alcamia
    Member

    Hello everyone
    Just a resounding big thank you for all of you who posted in reply to my initial question, it’s been really helpful. I know it takes time to write a reply so once again thanks, what a wonderful bunch you are.

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