Changing themes

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  • #1103420

    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.

    #1103652

    timethief
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    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.

    #1103725

    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

    #1103726

    timethief
    Member

    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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