How to switch to a new theme and keep stuff….

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  • #821188

    rebelsprite
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    Sorry, I’m a newbie and this is probably a stupid question. I just got my first blog up and running in January, I am using twenty eleven, but I dislike the infinite scrolling they just switched to. So I want to switch to a new theme – I know how to do that, but when I tried, I noticed, though I still have my whole media library intact, I don’t see an option for using those already cropped images for my custom header. It seems I have to download them all again from my computer and re-crop again? If you know the answer to that – and anything else I might need to keep in mind when switching themes, please let me know. I know I could spend a lot of time looking this up – but it seems it’s already going to take some extra time just to set stuff up with a new theme, so if anyone has fast tips/pointers, I would really appreciate it. I switched my theme back to twenty eleven for now, becuase once I switched to a different one my blog didn’t look right, and I didn’t have time to fix it all up right now.

    Thanks for your help :-)

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

    #821294

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t see an option for using those already cropped images for my custom header. It seems I have to download them all again from my computer and re-crop again?

    When you change themes you do need to create and upload new headers and featured images in accord with the dimensions specified by the new theme.

    #821297

    justpi
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    Other thing to keep in mind: if you switch to a differently designed theme, the widgets you have added may disappear. In that case you go to Appearance > Widgets and drag them back from Inactive to Sidebar.

    #821385

    rebelsprite
    Member

    Thanks! I figured that must be the case for the pics….but I wanted to double check that I wasn’t just missing something before I went through the effort.

    Thanks also for telling me about the widgets.

    My blog is very simple so I think that should take care of it…

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