Themes upgrade overwrote my custom theme
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I have the Cancas theme installed, and created a sub-theme of this called "Relax" and gave it a version of 1.0.0
Today WP tells me there is a new version to my theme - 1.5.0. Just out of curiosity I clicked "upgrade" and what happened is that someone else's theme of the same name "Relax" got pulled in and totally overwrote my custom theme.
WP needs to check more than just the name of a theme to tell whether it matches a theme available on wp.com for upgrade. Alternatively, some way of locking custom themes is needed, to ensure no-one elses theme will overwrite it.
Or maybe I am overlooking something?
(I have searched for this issue and cannot find any other reports. All reports I though was similar, just turned out to be people customising installed themes and being surprised when upgrades to those themes overwrote their customisations.)
Here is the style.css from my custom theme:
Copyright: (c) 2010 Jason Judge.
This is the theme that overwrote my custom theme (a picture of a black couch on the front):
Note there are other themes from other places using the same name, but I don't know what will happen of one of those is installed and their version is less than 1.5.0 - I suspect they will also get overwritten by the couch theme:
I'm using a network install.
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