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Changing Wordpress Themes...

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by James2, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Hey there,

    If I have a Wordpress site already built, how do I change and work on a new theme for the original domain without the original theme going offline?

    Thanks in advance for you help,

    James :)
     
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    jeanlance Power Member

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    Just go to your wordpress control panel and select under appearance you can find upload option just upload your new template and activate it there
     
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    James2 Senior Member

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    Thanks dude. What I meant is, can I work offline on a theme then exchange it for a theme that already sits on a domain. Sorry mate, early here, not had coffee yet lol.
     
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    jeanlance Power Member

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    yes you can you can change theme or modify theme offline and take those files and put them on your existing domain

    be sure all the image paths and css etc are pointed right
     
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    Cheers :) Could i build the new theme on top of a domain I don't use then simply copy and past the files onto the domain I want to use?
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    James2,

    Yes you can work on the theme using another domain. Although I could be wrong, it would seem that the only way to do this would be to download another wordpress installation (or use the one you have) and upload it to the root directory of the other domain. Then you would be able to make your modifications, upload the new theme to your real site, then delete the files in the directory of the other domain that you are using.

    Here is a tutorial for how to modify a theme offline,

    http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/building-custom-wordpress-theme

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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    James2 Senior Member

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    Thanks Shawn, very useful :)
     
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    cherrybomb Newbie

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    As long as you don't hardcode any urls into your theme it will work on any domain.
     
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    If I have a Wordpress site already built, how do I change and work on a new theme for the original domain without the original theme going offline?

    Thanks in advance for you help,
     
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    Install WordPress on localhost and customize the new theme. After you have done customization upload it to your original domain.
     
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