Is changing theme risk-free?

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  • #21304

    maximilion
    Member

    Is it risk-free to change theme after having added posts? I know, that’s the beauty of databases, but still… I have the Quentin theme and my blog is maximilion.wordpress.com .

    I’m sorry if this has been asked before, but no Search box appeared. Latest Opera version here.

    #21503

    timethief
    Member

    I’m not exactly sure what you mean by risk free but not all themes have widgets and not all themes are designed exactly alike with exactly the same features. However, the data is retained so if you don’t get what you want you can change again. Go for it – life is all about risk taking ;)

    #21508

    babbler
    Member

    I had no problems with changing themes several times last Sunday.

    It might seem weird to your readers, however.

    #21524

    forestneeds
    Member

    You can open two or more browser tabs (or windows) and keep your old theme on one while putting up and comparing various themes on others. If you want to stay with your old or any particular theme, then choose it again last, because it is the one that you last chose that will be your theme.

    #21529

    drmike
    Member

    The only thing I’ve noticed is that we used to have to resave widgets after changing the theme to get them to show up and I believe that’s been fixed.

    One of the positives for not being able to edit your own theme. When I change my themes, I’ve got to go through a list.

    #21543

    aparnaray
    Member

    I just changed the theme on my Bengali blog and am getting an error message since then :(

    #21544

    timethief
    Member

    It might be helpful to others to know which theme you began with and which one you changed to. It would also be helpful to know exactly what you were doing that produced the error message and what exactly the error message said.

    #21545

    aparnaray
    Member

    Hi, I changed my template from Contempt 1.0 to Ocadia. I also added a widget to the side bar after that. Since then I am getting an error message whenever I am loading the page. It says something like ‘draggables.drags[…] element id’ is null or not an object and gives this URL: kholamone.wordpress.com/wp-admin/themes.php?page=widgets.php
    Can someone help me sort this out or can someone in the admin do it for me please? Thanks a ton!

    #21567

    drmike
    Member

    Is the page working for you though?

    What browser and version are you using?

    Is there anyway you can get the actual error?

    Best bet would be to send in a feedback with all of the information.

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