My OpenCart version is 220.127.116.11 and the webstore is www.redraglyn.com
Moments ago I bought and installed (followed the instructions) a calendar extension https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... on_id=2602 (still have to make it match the rest of the shop yet).
After install, I went into Layout section of Admin Design to place the module into the Column Left within all the pages in the layout list and noticed that on EVERY layout page there were several choices missing. Not modules missing, but the actual sections!! and all my webstore pages now show missing items in the footer etc!! Some of my footer still shows live - just the info part though.
What's missing in the layout pages is...
Content Bottom, Footer top, Footer Top Inner, Footer left, Footer Right, Footer Bottom, and Slider top.
How do I get these options back so I can put back my modules?
I think, that maybe that extension I just installed overwrote some files? And of course, I stupidly didn't make a backup beforehand.
Contact the extension developer might be a theme compatibility issue.
Try removing the extension see if they come back, but otherwise I think you will need to restore the DB.
I have contacted the opencart theme developer and they have said they will not help.
I have contacted the extension developer and await a reply.
I have contacted my hosting company and await a reply.
I am about to uninstall the extension to see if they show back, but I have my doubts.
Do you know if my layout options (that are missing), are part of opencart or my shop's theme?
As i have all the original files I downloaded and may be able to work out where the things got deleted and be able to make a new 'merged' file so they show again. The modules are still all there, I just need those layout options back.
You may want to wait for your web host to see if they can get you a backup and backup what you have before proceeding further. Not sure overwriting the admin will do much unless you replaced core files with this extension.
I have backed up the admin folder and replaced it with the original theme admin folder - didn't work.
It has been suggested in a PM that i simply replace the layout_form.twig, with the file from theme so I am going to try that.
Why is anyone running an ecommerce website without backups?
You should switch hosts immediately but also you should learn to take full backups yourself:
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