Theme changed without permission

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  • #991051

    Hi, my theme was Vostok and when I went to my site, it was changed to Twenty Ten. I’ve tried changing it back but it isn’t working. Can anyone help?

    The blog I need help with is deconstructingmyths.com.

    #991159

    lmdl09
    Member

    Just happened to me as well. Please help.

    #991160

    timethief
    Member

    1. Go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.
    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/
    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/
    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one and do not post it here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password
    5. Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.
    6. Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one
    7. Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    #991161

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. This thread is flagged for Staff attention.

    #991163

    I am the only user listed and “always use “HTTPS…” is already activated. Not sure how to disable post by email or voice. Any other suggestions?

    #991165

    timethief
    Member

    I provided the links above for disabling those two.
    My Blogs > top right corner > Screen options
    disable both

    #991166

    lmdl09
    Member

    Can we know what has happened here and why it cannot be fixed from WP’s end? Not about to start changing passwords, etc. without an explanation.

    #991168

    Sorry, I checked and both post by email and voice are disabled.

    #991169

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    I ahev bever heard of Staff changing themes on blogs to other themes. The only times that I am aware of that happening is when blogs have been hacked. The most common way hackers get in is by hacking the email address first and then the blog.

    #991170

    timethief
    Member

    YIKES! typos – ahev bever – have never

    #991175

    lmdl09
    Member

    Thanks timethief, but I think the common link here is the Vostok theme and not hacking, as I just noted someone else posted the same problem, also using Vostok, on another thread. Will wait for support to address this as soon as possible…

    #991177

    my blog also did this i also has vostok and it changed to twenty ten, i have been trying for about half an hour to change it back but to no luck, i changed my password nd post by email and post by voice are both off.

    #991178

    justpi
    Member

    @jneckert & lmdl09: You are right. Check the official wp.com Vostok demo:
    http://vostokdemo.wordpress.com/

    #991180

    Same thing just happened to me – my site theme was Vostok, I changed a couple of things on the (static) home page plus the site title and tag name, and now the theme has reset to Twenty Ten. I’ve tried to Activate Vostok and the page tells it’s been successful, but the site is still showing as Twenty Ten. I cleared the browser cache to no avail.

    #991181

    timethief
    Member

    @lmdl09
    I think you maybe right. This may have been caused by our Staff. If that’s the case, then I think it’s high time for them to notify us of such goings on, because when a theme changes without warning to another one that’s often the first clue that the site has been hacked.

    #991183

    I hope WordPress can restore Vostok, it was a beautiful theme.

    #991184

    My blog was also on Vostok, and is now on Twenty-Ten without me changing it. Changing the theme back to Vostok only works in the preview, but activating it doesn’t work, as Twenty-Ten remains the active theme.

    I hope someone can help, thanks.

    #991185

    i hope they can fix it

    #991187

    timethief
    Member

    @justpi
    Next time I’ll look at the live demo site. (Changes made in stealth mode aren’t the way to go. When making a change why not notify?)

    #991189

    meganreibel
    Member

    this is also the case with me. sad day, i’ve loved vostok as a theme for the past two plus years. all attempts to change back from twenty-ten are not working. sigh…

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