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WordPress Theme Demo Bar

Wordpress Theme Demo Bar allows any wordpress theme to be previewed without activating it. A demo bar would be shown on top of page, allow users to pr

WordPress Theme Demo Bar is a plugin for wordpress that allows any wordpress theme to be previewed without activating it. A demo bar would be shown on top of page, allow users to preview another theme. The demo bar is customisable at admin panel. More than 1 extra CSS files can be loaded too.

Whats New in Version 1.6.1

  • Fixed error when use together with the new wordpress admin bar

Whats New in Version 1.3 to 1.5

  • Support child themes
  • With "Individual Theme Settings", you can now display a link to theme info page and download/buy page at demo bar. (Live in Action)
  • You can now display theme info, such as number of previews or preview URL using shortcode [demobar]
  • To make the process easier, you can use media button to add it (see screenshot : Media Button)
  • You can do that in template files too, using the newly added template tag function wptdb_output()
  • Now you can edit other theme's options (functions.php) without activating it
  • Widget to show "Select Theme" drop-down menu (for your visitor to preview non-private themes)

Features

  • Preview any wordpress theme without activating it.
  • A demo bar will be shown on top of the page, allow users to preview another theme.
  • The demo bar can be deactivated.
  • You can hide your themes that are private.
  • You can load extra CSS files (more than one)
  • Demo Bar can be always on top now
  • You can cusmotise the look & feel of Demo Bar using CSS
  • Auto collection of popularity count (number of previews) of each theme.
  • Persistent preview, all internal links will be auto edited to keep the ?themedemo= variable.
  • Persistent preview can be turned off by the visitors by closing the demo bar (all links will then be reverted back automatically)
  • NEW Support child themes
  • NEW With "Individual Theme Settings", you can now display a link to theme info page and download/buy page at demo bar
  • NEW You can now display theme info, such as number of previews or preview URL using shortcode [demobar]
  • NEW To make the process easier, you can use media button to add it (see screenshot : Media Button)
  • NEW You can do that in template files too, using the newly added template tag function wptdb_output()
  • NEW Now you can edit other theme's options (functions.php) without activating it
  • NEW Widget available to show "Select Theme" drop-down menu (for your visitor to preview non-private themes)
  • NEW New template tag function wptdb_list_themes() to display drop-down menu

Usage

  • To preview any theme, simply add a variable "themedemo" to your site URL. For example: myblog.com/?themedemo=the-theme-folder-name (Live in Action)
  • Alternatively, you can get the preview URL of all your themes at your Admin Panel > Settings > WP Theme Demo Bar
  • To hide the demo bar on individual theme, simply add a variable "hidebar" to your site URL. For example: myblog.com/?themedemo=mytheme&hidebar=1 (Live in Action)
  • To load extra css, simply add a variable "extracss" to your site URL and seperate using comma. For example: myblog.com/?themedemo=mytheme&extracss=blue,twocolumn this loads blue.css and twocolumn.css from the theme's directory

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Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2011-7-30
Downloads: 30,790

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