I am really not familiar with Magento 2 - a colleague has built one mainly using a pre-purchased theme but I haven't been involved until today.
This morning I manually installed an extension which seemed to be just a matter of uploading a folder and its contents into the
Then used PuTTY to enable, update, compile, clean the cache. The dashboard seems fine and the extension was installed fine.
However on the front end, a whole pile of files in
public_html/pub/static have disappeared and the site is broken. Any idea how this could have happened? Was it during the update/compile? I believe we have a backup but just wondering for future reference...