Working on a new theme without the actual CSS customization

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    Hi, I run a blog at and would like to build a new design. The problem I have is that I use a custom CSS so while browsing new themes, I can’t really see what they would look likt WITHOUT my CSS customizations without risking damaging my actual design. How can I do to play safely with new designs without risking corruting mine ? Can I have a kind of sand box or beta version somewhere ? What would be your advice on this point ? Thanks a lot !!!!!
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    Hi there, sorry that this is confusing, this is on our list of things to do so that it’s easier to preview and switch themes. Right now, there is not a way to see a live preview of a different theme on your blog without custom CSS, if you have one enabled. I can suggest either browsing through the Theme Showcase, or setting up a private test blog (you can use Export and Import under the Tools menu to populate it with content) and experimenting with themes without custom CSS there. I hope this helps, and sorry that previewing things is not optimal for you at the moment!



    Thanks a million Jenia for your quick and documented answer, this does help a lot. This blog has changed my life and it is greatly thanks to : it’s been 4 years and the service has been constantly excellent.

    Thanks again and cheers from Paris !


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