[drupal-devel] Themes causing database corruption?

Mark mark at nullcraft.org
Mon Feb 7 00:53:23 UTC 2005

I've had strange theme issues in the past.  Make sure that each theme 
dir that uses xtemplate only has one file with the .xtmpl extenstion.  I 
don't recall if this was ever fixed, but that caused me issues in the past.

-Mark (javanaut)

NSK wrote:

>I am using Drupal 4.5.2 with the default Bluemarine theme. The database is 
>MySQL 3.23. The site is this: http://portal.wikinerds.org
>I tried many of the themes that can be found at drupal.org, including 
>Sunflower, Goofy, Kubrick, Interlaced and many more. After I tested many 
>themes I decided to return to my default Bluemarine theme.
>When I loaded the Bluemarine again, everything was messed up:
> - The sidebar was on the left instead of on the right.
> - My site logo and name was not showing up
> - My site footer was hidden
> - My primary links and secondary links weren't showing up
> - The article titles were not clickable as before
> - When I checked some articles, I was seeing some random characters instead 
>of the article text.
>It is not a caching issue on my browser because I tested it with many 
>different computers.
>What I did then was to download the original Drupal 4.5.2 again and set-up the 
>site from the beginning using the same database. So, I replaced all code, 
>without of course copying the non-default themes. I had again a default 
>Drupal installation using the same database. The display was still incorrect, 
>which makes me to believe that somehow the database got corrupt.
>Note: I use the Feedback and Excerpt modules.
>One of the themes I tried was Goofy, and another user has posted this bug 
>report: http://drupal.org/node/15400
>However I don't know whether it was Goofy which caused the problem, because I 
>tested many other themes too.
>I have a database backup from Feb-1, but it doesn't contain the newest content 
>such as the GNU/Hurd article.
>I also tried the other default themes of Drupal and they don't work, either.
>Any help is appreciated. I would never imagine that testing some themes would 
>cause these terrible problems! I can login to my site and change settings, 
>but the display is all messed up. It isn't what my site readers would want to 

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