As you can see from my header, I'm running Ata version 3.5.3 and Wordpress 3.0.2. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, my host (Aplus.net) upgraded the shared server to PHP v5.2.12. Since then my site will not retain the Ata custom settings.
In searching the forums, I've discovered that in version 3.5.3 all custom settings live in option "bfa_ata4" in the database.
Using the suggestions in this post, I've:
-Deleted and rebuilt the "bfa_ata4" option using the import/export menu.
-Deleted and reloaded the ata 3.5.3 theme
I should add that I'm able to import and apply my correct settings but my site "resets" itself back to the default settings the next day. Which makes me suspect a problem with my host or the daily back-up process. That got me to this post...
If I'm reading this correctly, it looks like there might be some incompatibility between my server php version and Ata 3.5.3, therefore, I'm copying this post to my host and opening a service ticket as well.
My question for the forum (finally!):
Short of going back to Ata 3.5.2, can I either: 1) prevent option bfa_ata4 from being rewritten daily (presumably with the automated back-up); or 2) create a new DB option containing my custom settings that would override bfa_ata4?
Has anyone else had their settings "reset" over night?
I've attached before and after screen shots of my site.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.