I recently inadvertently overrode my WordPress Theme on Dashboard at WordPress, and ended up with my custom layout – developed over the years by Walden Design and Maestra Web Design – replaced by a standard, off-the-shelf WordPress Theme.
With thanks to Walden and Maestra – and with thanks to the fact I had a Dropbox backup of the code for the custom layout – I was back in business by the time the Canadian Thanksgiving was over.
I have learned three lessons:
- Be careful what you do on Dashboard at WordPress.
- The layout of a site has a tremendous impact on its readability, its user-friendliness.
- Google Analytics is great to check out every once in a while as the screenshot below indicates; I was delighted to know that people are reading my blog posts once again, now that the layout has been restored.