WordPress, my blogging host, whipped the mat out under me today, removing my Cutline theme (responsible for the formatting and layout of the site) and replacing it with a new theme called Coraline.
Did I receive any notification of this? Not really. I vaguely remember seeing an email in my Inbox, announcing that WP was releasing Coraline but because I was happy with my current theme, I deleted it and so missed the one-line announcement that Coraline was replacing Cutline.
So they did the switcheroo and I lost most of my sidebar content. Poof! Gone!
Is this really a big deal? No. I don’t pay a penny for my WordPress blog, and beggars can’t be choosers.
I found out that my sidebar content is there, it’s just hidden from view. I just have to poof! it back into visibility again. From a first look at Coraline’s features and options, it does look to be a sleeker more versatile theme with a very similar look to Cutline.
I am a bit annoyed though — think it’s crummy customer service (gratis or paid) to make changes that affect clients without adequate notice.