Problem: Theme and Settings Defaulted

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  • #98930

    linux
    Member

    10 minutes ago I checked in to my blog and see that my blog has defaulted ….. default settings – theme, user info, blog name and so on.
    Check back after 5 mins and the theme has changed to some other !!!!

    Are you experiencing some kind of server problem?

    What should I do?

    blog: linux.wordpress.com

    My other blog, eazyvg.wordpress.com seems fine.

    #99220

    rollmops
    Member

    Same for me, crazy :(
    Everything seems resetted, but at least the widgets are still there (puhhh!!)

    #99221

    rollmops
    Member

    Timezone offset and time format is also gone. And the eMail address is resetted too, and i am not able to change it at the moment. Wassup there??

    #99223

    timethief
    Member

    Because forum volunteers do not have backend access to blogs, reports on these kind of problems that require technical fixes by staff are best made through the use of the feedback button on the top right hand corner of any blog page.

    #99225

    linux
    Member

    Have sent them feedback, but no reply as of yet from tech support.

    #99226

    timethief
    Member

    Thumbs up linux hopefully rollmops has sent in a feedback too.

    #99227

    oclcyc
    Member

    Same here, feedback already sent…

    #99238

    scrambled
    Member

    I lost my CSS as well. It reverted to a month-old backup.

    Not good…

    #99242

    timethief
    Member

    @scrambled – don’t forget to send in a feedback so they know your blog has been affected too.

    Although I’m not in the least geeky and could be wrong, I’m thinking like linux that the image, header, theme and css disappearances and reversions to cached back-ups may be related to server problems. In any case it appears that staff are aware of the problems so I guess all the affected bloggers can do is to be patient while awaiting the fix.

    #99260

    lorelle
    Member

    It’s happening to many, so let’s hold off on the feedback reports, folks. Give them a chance to work on it. We all want to scream, but like timethief says, patience. SIGH.

    #99262

    drmike
    Member

    What’s strange is I haven’t been seeing it. I’ve been loading up the webcomic and I’ve been on my blogs most of the day. Rather strange.

    #99267

    lorelle
    Member

    Folks, check your Options > Discussion > Email setting to make sure that the settings are on or off for receiving email when someone comments.

    A lot of things are reverting to the default settings.

    #99268

    lorelle
    Member

    And Themes are now appearing to be working. Check your blog thoroughly to make sure all the settings are as you want them.

    #99269

    timethief
    Member

    @lorelle
    Thanks for the correction you gave me above. You’re quite right. When staff are working on a problem flooding them with feedbacks makes no sense at all.
    P.S. I’m glad to here the theme situation is now improved.

    #99270

    scrambled
    Member

    Hmm, I’m still only getting a preview button for my CSS.

    I guess I’ll just wait and see how it is in the morning.

    #99271

    ryan
    Staff

    None of your options have been lost. Some duplicate options containing the default values were accidentally inserted. These duplicates eclipse your real options. We’re fixing blogs right now by removing the duplicates. Very sorry folks. One small, one-line bug can have big impact, alas.

    #99272

    ryan
    Staff

    I just fixed everyone in this thread. We’re working on a global fix.

    #99273

    brandxblog
    Member

    Hi there,

    I’ve been having this problem with my standalone (non-wordpress.com) wordpress install. Will the fix be made generally available? I’d really love to get it sorted. Thanks!

    #99275

    lorelle
    Member

    See, those who report first get special treatment. ;-)

    Thanks to Ryan, Mark and all behind the scenes!

    #99277

    ryan
    Staff

    brandxblog: This problem is specific to a relatively small subset of wordpress.com blogs. Standalone WP is unaffected by this particular problem. There is a theme reset problem that affects standalone WP that isn’t fully resolved as of yet, but that is a different bug than the one here.

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