Changing themes – any pitfalls to avoid

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  • #123005

    I am interested in changing my theme, are there any pitfalls to avoid during the switch? TIA!

    #123110

    timethief
    Member

    No data is lost when changing themes. You may have to readjust your widgets because when you first change they may display in the themes’ default mode. But that’s no big deal as you can just move the widgets to where you want them to be. Not all themes have the same features or functionality and there are some themes without widgets. So if you want widgets do not select Ambiru, Supposedly Simple or Green Marinee.

    If you want to read about features first engtech has done theme reviews http://internetducttape.com/tools/wordpress/wordpress-theme-reviews/

    #123191

    Thanks Timethief – you are always such a great help! Take care!

    #123199

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the thanks.

    #123203

    bedrockgirl
    Member

    Is it possible to use a theme other than the 20 or so provided within my wordpress dashboard under “presentation?” I notice some sites offer more wordpress templates, and I’d like to use them but dont see how. Any thoughts ?

    #123206

    timethief
    Member

    As I understand it, if you are experienced with css customization you can purchase an upgrade and use the style sheet from one of the themes you refer to, put it into the Sandbox theme and, edit the style sheet to suit you. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3697

    #123209

    bedrockgirl
    Member

    oh ok – I’ll read up on that – thanks for the tip

    #123210

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #123694

    I have been trying to change to a new theme (from the default) but couldn’t get this done. It takes such a looong time to load the theme i want from the options available under “presentation”. takes even as long as 30 minutes yet nothing’s done. what could be the problem?

    #123695

    raincoaster
    Member

    What theme are you going for? What is the URL of your blog? What kind of connection are you using?

    #123696

    What browser are you using? Are you on dial up?

    #123697

    going for fadtastic or digg 3. the URL is still ivolunteernetph.wordpress.com. am on DSL.

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