Change Theme Privately?

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    When I setup my blog six months ago I went with the theme that worked best for me, but since then I’ve seen some new ones come out that I’d like to try. Is there a way to switch to a new theme without it being seen publicly until I’ve got everything setup? I have used the preview button, but I also have found that the theme can look very different after I customize it a little with widgets and layouts. I don’t want to have to have a theme floating out there in transition while I work on getting it to look the way I want

    The blog I need help with is



    Yes you can change your blog visibility to “private” temporarily.



    You can also setup a test site such as ( ) then export some of your site to the test site (import to test site) set new test site to Private – then flail away with the testing until you find a look you like then change the main site – then the changes go real quick – there is not a way to export then import the configuration info so you need to copy and paste –




    If you need step by step instructions for creating a mirror blog for testing purposes click the link provided and scroll down to “creating a mirror blog”.

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