drastically altering any editing I do to the theme and widgets
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How to apply changes to theme
Dec 6, 2013, 3:36 PM
I have updated my theme several times, but when I go to the actual web address (beyoutifullyimperfect.wordpress.com) the changes I have made are not applied. I have customized it to have a picture that I've downloaded to be the background and my text is red and white; but when i go to the actual url...the changes have not update. Can someone tell me what is going on? Kinda frustrating.
The blog I need help with is beyoutifullyimperfect.wordpress.com.
Dec 6, 2013, 3:38 PM
Do you have the Custom Design upgrade? The Customizer is really just a free preview of what you can do IF you have that upgrade.
Dec 6, 2013, 3:39 PM
Wow. I didn't know that. :( how much is it?
If you have not purchased the custom design upgrade note that no changes you try out aside from those such as Custom Background, Custom Header, etc. which are stated on the theme description pages in the features column (right hand side) will be visible to visitors.
You do not need to load the design tools unless you have the Custom Design upgrade. All of these functions can be accessed from your dashboard - without loading the custom design tools - no upgrade required.
Appearance > Header
Appearance > Background
Appearance > Theme Options (applicable only to some themes)
Settings > Reading (set a static front page)
Site Title and Tagline > Settings > General
If you are using the preview mode for the Custom Design upgrade some of the settings in that mode will save but they won't show up on the front end unless you purchase the upgrade.
To go back to the free options, go to Appearance → Themes → Customize → Colors and click the "exit the preview" link in yellow at the top of the panel on the right.
If you use one of these 8 free themes there are free color customizations available to you. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/awesome-theme-options/