My blog needs a new theme to meet changing blog needs:
I've changed a blog theme before, and had to do a huge amount of tweaking, no matter how much I tried to anticipate changes in preview. I've been putting off changing this blog's theme for just this reason. Now I can't put it off any longer. The change won't add new content, but it will involve content edits to move content around and to change its appearance.
I don't want to harass followers or Publicize these changes. This blog is for media interested in our community advocacy group. We have very few followers, but we need them, and I need to treat them with great care, not alienate them with nonsense emails and tweets that don't offer new information (which is all they're interested in.)
So my big question is how do I do the above without notifying anyone?
It strikes me that these smaller questions could be part of the above big question:
1. I have Publicize only for Twitter. I can see that I can turn it off for new posts, but what about if the whole site is changing? Can I turn remove the Twitter Publicize for the duration of the shakedown?
2. What happens to my email followers if my blog goes temporarily private? Do they still get emails? Can I temporarily deactivate notification emails during the shakedown?
3. If I make a new post, essentially a notice of site renovation, is there something I can tell the followers they can do to ignore or stop email for the duration?
Btw, my concern is similar to this thread, except not the CSS part. Ie. private theme change shakedown is an issue for any site with slighly complex content, not just for customized themes w CSS:
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The blog I need help with is facchairs.wordpress.com.