Have you ever done something only to realize too late that you really messed up and you knew better? Well, this morning I wanted to change the theme on this blog. Simple task most days, but for some reason today it just didn’t go the way it usually does. Not sure why but every time I tried to change the theme I ended up getting Internal Server Error or Fatal errors!!
I know we are not supposed to do negative self talk but I did it this morning! NUTS! Why didn’t I use the tool I use all the time to clone the site before I started messing with it? I KNOW BETTER! It’s so easy to clone sites with this and it’s fast. It copies everything! Thankfully it is not one of my client’s sites.
When I stopped kicking myself and called my hosting company, what a relief that they were able to set it back to the default theme. So if this ever happens to you please call your hosting company before taking your own life. lol
Anyway, I finally decided to just customize the default theme and stop messing with it after it happened 2 more times! And yes I copied the site after the first time. The only thing you do lose when you change themes even when they work is your widgets in the sidebars. So I recommend copying that code into a text file prior to messing with it so you can just paste it back into the new widget area once you have the new theme installed.
Other than losing quite a bit of time today, no harm was done.