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    ALL my sites updated Wordpress automatically?!?! HOW??

    I am in my busy season right now and don't have time to make sure all my sites are in line to upgrade (well, this was the situation before) and somehow all of my sites updated automatically throwing everything off! My styles were not completely backed up, things were a bit messy which is my fault but HOW can this happen? Would the server host be able to just do this without my permission?

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    Did you happen to use the themes that are provided with WordPress, or did you use a theme you created or uploaded?

    If you used a default WP theme and didn't change the name of it, updates to WP overwrite those files.

    Either rename the theme folder to something else, upload a 3rd party theme, or create your own theme (child theme). Everything you do (changes to layout, etc) should only be in the theme directory.

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    JustHost apparently found a huge new security vulnerability in the Wordpress version I was using. I do agree that I should have updated by now but for them to update all my sites without even an email is messed up.


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