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Dumb WP Question

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bostoncab, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    So I have 60 WP blogs.

    I have one new blog setup up with a new theme I wanted. I want to put that new theme on the other 59 blogs (yes yes i know footprint not worried about that part).

    What is the easiest way to copy the new theme into the other 59 blogs without having to reinstall plugins etc etc. I don't want to change the posts at all nor do I want to copy the settings from seoplatinum.

    Any recommendations here?
     
  2. gapster

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    I am not aware of a multi-site management tool for this. I would love to see such a tool or shortcut as well.

    If the target 59 blogs are to stay the same (posts, widgets, settings), and only a theme change, then the quickest way to "mass-produce" would be to put the new theme in a zip file and upload to themes directory (wp-content/themes/) of one site per server. Then copy/paste across other domains from inside c-panel. You will still need to activate the theme at individual sites though, but this can be done with multiple tabs for sites on same server for instance. Think mass production. Sorry no better ideas.
     
  3. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    good idea but my host does not use cpanel.

    Hsphere.

    They gave out 15 free unique ips and 3 free domains.. couldn't resist.
     
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    Been there... Guess you will likely be stuck with mult-tab for an hour or two. (been there, done that too...)
     
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    I want to put that new theme on the other 59 blogs
    you need manual
    upload via ftp is easy drag and smoke to waiting
     
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    If you have shell access (or you can get your host to do it for you) you can save yourself some time by just copying over the directory with your favourite theme in it to wp-content/themes for all your other domains on that server - no length uploading or unzipping time required.

    You can set the theme directly in the mysql db if you have some scripting ability or a friend to do it for you.