Will I lose my data on WordPress theme update
First of all, it depends how are you actually using the theme. Basically, you will not lose any data or settings from your website, but here are some things you need to know:
- No data (articles, posts, pages, theme settings and options) are removed from your website if you update the theme.
- If you did some customization to your theme, but added the new CSS in the Custom CSS area of the theme – your changes will not be lost.
Your changes and code customizations in the theme files WILL be lost. So, if you changed any of the theme FILES directly from code – yes, they will be lost.
If you are planning to customize the theme code, we recommend using a child theme, just to make sure your changes will be saved, even on update.