Why did my Wordpress blog freak out when I wasn't looking?
June 14, 2007 11:01 AM Subscribe
Wordpress filter: Why did my Wordpress blog freak out when I wasn't looking? What could have caused it to change themes all on its own?
posted by wayward vagabond to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I have a blog running on a Wordpress installation (2.1) with a customised theme, and the other evening as I clicked past, I saw that eeep!! it was showing the Kubrick default theme!! Even though I hadn't touched it/changed it/breathed on it!! Cue panic attack.
I quickly went into the admin panel and changed it back to the custom theme, which seemed fine. I peeked into the server files and everything seemed to still be in its right place, so I backed everything up again (files, database, etc. - just in case) and changed my password (just in case - though I can't imagine anyone wanting to hack in just to change a theme). A reader then emailed and said that when she went to leave a comment the other day (not sure how many days ago), the theme was fine but the popup comment box was in the blue and white default theme, and it wouldn't accept her comment. I never saw any of that.
I *swear* I didn't "accidentally" change the theme. So what gives? All seems to be fine at the moment, but what could have caused this behind-the-scenes freak out? And what else should I be checking for?
(I'm not an idiot, but what I've learned about Wordpress I've mostly learned through lots of trial and error. And I'm not terribly savvy when it comes to server stuff. As far as I can tell it's mySQL version 5, PHP version 5.0.2 )