Files automatically changed ? How ?

Posted February 20, 2015 2.2k views

Hi there ,
Yesterday everything was fine on my website , I made some changes to functions.php , header.php , entry.php & made some page tempelates months back. But when today I opened my site these files were as they came by default means without any changes.
I am not a newbie in wordpress . wp-content permissions are 755 , no one can edit files except me , I am only the administrator then how is it possible ?
My all changes are lost , is there anyway to recover those ?

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Has wordpress automatically updated?

Its possible its overwritten its own files ( Templates should be in their own folder and called from the main wordpress files ) Typically you dont edit the wordpress files themselves.

If wordpress has indeed overwritten it, then unless you have a backup, I guess the files are lost.

When you update a WordPress theme all its files are overwritten with the newer files. That is why you should always use child themes to make changes.