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Client made changes on DMS Parent Theme, Not Child

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balfred1345

Hi,

I created a DMS1 site for a client a year or so ago, using Nick's Base Theme as the child theme.  After finishing my work on the site, the client does most of the content and styling updates on their own. 

 

When I went in to do a bit of maintenance, I saw that they had changed the active theme from the child theme to the parent theme (Nick's Base Theme to DMS 1.1.6).

 

This of course means that I can't upgrade to DMS 1.1.8 without losing their changes.

 

Do you recommend I just have them continue to make their content and styling updates on the parent theme, and not update the parent theme? I assume there is no way to get their changes on the Parent theme ported over to the child theme without overwriting everything on the child theme??

 

Thanks for any advice on this you might have.

 

All the best,

Bruce

 

 

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Simon

Bruce, what exactly did they edit?

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balfred1345

The client has edited on-page content (text and images), and added new sections (such as columns/textboxes) to existing pages as well as created completely new pages. They shouldn't be customizing CSS, but I did find some errant code in the custom CSS/Less area that they had inadvertently added. 

 

Thanks,

Bruce

 

 

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Simon

As long as they have not edited any actual files you should be ok to upgrade, that being said always backup 1st ;)

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balfred1345

Thanks Simon_P.

 

Just to make sure I understand correctly: When you say "as long as they have not edited any actual files" am I correct in assuming that you mean the LESS files such as section files in the wp-content/themes/DMS/less folder?

 

Thanks,

Bruce

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Simon

Basically, if they have edited *any* file in a WordPress theme directory, when you update that theme the changed files will be overwritten.

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