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Thesis Design Option Setting Issue (solution)

Thesis Theme seems to be quite popular amongst blog users and rightfully so – it’s arguably the best platform to  power your WordPress site or blog. There’s tons of resources available online about Thesis, customisation and tweaks, but this page isn’t one of them. I just wanted to put together this helpful page for Thesis users who will eventually run into this problem as I did a few days ago with my Bingo Review site that is powered by Thesis and the plugin W3TC.

If you’ve found your Thesis Design changing on you and as a result your site looking all dysfunctional, take a deep breath,  here’s how you can fix your site very quickly.

The quick Fix:

  1. Does your Thesis Design settings keep changing on you after you attempt to make a change to your settings?
  2. Are you using the W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plugin?
  3. Nothen I don’t know why your site is messed up (sorry, do check out the Thesis Forum for additional help)
  4. Yes – then read below to how to fix your site design option from Thesis
If you’re using the W3TC plugin, here’s how to to fix it as this worked for me and could save you hours or days of headache:

Step 1:

  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Immediately Contact your hosting provider and ask them that you need their help to revert back to a previous backup version (preferably your most recent one)

Step 2:

Once your site is reverted back to a previous version and everything is working – follow these steps (what ever you do not log on to your Thesis Design options page or make any changes or you’ll be back to a messed up page). Follow these steps to the tee:

  1. Login to your WordPress admin
  2. Go to your W3TC plugin settings (should be on the left hand side of your admin) labeled Performance
  3. Click on Page Cache
  4. and make sure “Don’t cache pages for logged in users” is checked – see the image below

Step 3:

  1. Go to your General Setting of the W3TC plugin again located on the left hand side of your admin backend
  2. Find “object Cache” and make sure the enabled box is UNCHECKED
  3. Then click on Save

Step 4:

  1. Under your Thesis Theme options (again located on the left hand side of your admin backend) select Manage options
  2. Click on Download All options (this will download a copy of all your existing themes settings such as font color, font type, etc., do keep it in a safe place)
  3. After you’ve followed all the above steps, you can safely go into the Thesis Theme site design options and make the changes you wanted to do initially before the crises happened.
The above steps worked perfectly for me and hope you find it helpful. If you have any questions please let me know in the comment box below and good luck with your site!

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