If I don't like it can I switch back?

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  • #751714

    mrsmarvel
    Member

    I currently have an older theme (Quentin) on my blog pastperiodspress.com. I am considering a theme update, but I am concerned that Quentin is not listed as an available theme – if I don’t like the new one I’d like to revert back to Quentin. Will this be possible? If so, where would I find it to select it?

    The blog I need help with is pastperiodspress.com.

    #751824

    timethief
    Member

    This question has been previously asked and answered. You can relax. The older theme is available here > Appearance > Themes, it’s just not available to new members.

    #751827

    mrsmarvel
    Member

    Sorry, I searched but didn’t find it. :-) Thank you!!

    #751830

    timethief
    Member

    No problem at all. I ♥ love ♥ being the bearer of good news. )

    #751834

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I currently have an older theme (Quentin) on my blog pastperiodspress.com. I am considering a theme update, but I am concerned that Quentin is not listed as an available theme

    Also, if you are currently using the theme, then you won’t see it as being a theme that is available for you to activate because the theme preview only shows other themes you might be able to try.

    #751836

    timethief
    Member

    ~~Tess
    Good point and good day to you. :)

    #751837

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ~~ and to you timethief
    ≥^!^≤

    #751838

    mrsmarvel
    Member

    Hm, actually now that I’ve read the other topic, it doesn’t really answer my question. Will I be able to select Quentin as a theme if I switch over to say, Choco, then decide I don’t like it? I’m thinking no. Is there a plan to create any other “vintage” looking themes?

    #751839

    timethief
    Member

    My reading is “yes” you will be able to switch back to it and use it but if your want confirmation on that form Themes Staff we can flag this thread and have it moved to the Themes Forum where you can get a definitive answer. I’m flagging this thread for Staff attention. :)

    #751840

    mrsmarvel
    Member

    Thank you thank you! I appreciate it.

    #751843

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

    #751844

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I will add that I was able to switch from another theme on my test blog (morning after to be specific) to Quentin with no problem.

    The theme itself has not been eliminated: if you are currently using it, then you won’t see it as being available just because you are already using it. Theme previews only show which themes are available for you to activate. If you are already using a theme, then it is not a theme available for you to change to because you are currently using it.

    #751846

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @mrsmarvel
    IMO
    If you are interested in experimenting with other themes, then you should set up a test blog: make a new private blog with another name. something like “testmrsmarvel”

    You can even export/import your original blog into the new blog (keeping it private) so that you can change themes as often as you like in order to determine if you want to activate another theme for your primary blog.

    #751847

    mrsmarvel
    Member

    I will add that I was able to switch from another theme on my test blog (morning after to be specific) to Quentin with no problem.

    I haven’t changed back before so this may sound like a silly question, but where would I find it if I do want to change back? :-) I have always liked the updates I have done, but this particular site isn’t just mine to play with, there are others involved.

    #751848

    timethief
    Member

    I agree that every blogger needs a test blog and a mirror blog and I have even blogged on how to set a mirror blog up.

    #751849

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @mrsmarvel
    If you are not the only administrator, then you should check with the others who make your blog. But you can, on your own, set up a test blog to see what a new theme would look like.
    If you are the only admin, then you can change themes anytime.
    Dashboard—>Appearance—>Themes—>Preview or Activate
    To change themes, follow that, and to change back, do the same.

    A secondary test blog can be extremely useful in any case, though.

    #751850

    mrsmarvel
    Member

    You have both been very helpful. Thank you very much! I will do as you suggest and create a private test blog to fuss with these themes.

    #751851

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I haven’t changed back before so this may sound like a silly question, but where would I find it if I do want to change back?

    Oh, well. If you change to another theme, then the theme you were using before will be available to activate again. (except for a couple of themes that have been deleted, not including Quentin.)

    #751852

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, a test blog is a great way to experiment with possibilities without messing up your “real” blog.

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