I spent a lot of time creating a website page. Then it was not allowing me add a video, so I activated a new theme. Now every customization I did is lost. I do not even remember what the old theme was.

I cannot believe there is no way to retrieve it. Can someone help me restore my old customized theme.

1 Answer 1


WordPress does not keep track of these changes without the help of special 3rd party plugins. It's too late here, but there are a some precautionary steps before switching a theme:

  • Copy snippets from your current theme (functions.php etc)
  • Write down all analytics and adsense tracking codes
  • Copy sidebar widgets like social links, advertisements, subscription or contact forms
  • Make a FULL BACKUP!!!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.