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Changing themes

  1. How do I change themes if I don't like the one I've initially chosen?

    The blog I need help with is promisinglyominous.wordpress.com.

  2. Changing themes is easy to do and no data is ever lost. However, a new theme may have different sidebars and footers for widgets and or different features. You can go here Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and select a new theme and activate it. After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

  3. americanaeneuropa
    Member

    Do your previous posts convert automatically to the same theme? And does it sometimes cause problems with formatting within posts, especially when there are a lot of photos?
    Thank you.
    americanaeneuropa.wordpress.com

  4. And does it sometimes cause problems with formatting within posts, especially when there are a lot of photos?

    if you choose a theme that has a maximum displayed image width that's grossly different from the maximum displayed image width in the original theme you may have to do some resizing. http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/

    I believe every blogger needs to register a "mirror" test blog and make it private for testing themes, widgets, headers, etc. ie. for exactly this purpose. Scroll down to Creating a mirror blog http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/19/how-to-select-a-wordpress-com-theme-part-1/

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