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Changing Theme name (8 posts)

  1. wpnew12
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    How can I change the Theme name so it would show like this in site's source code: /wp-content/themes/MYCHOICE/style.css and how to avoid conflicts with updates, etc?

    Thanks you

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What theme are you currently using?

  3. wpnew12
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am planning to use one of the Premium WP Themes.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You would need to rename the theme's folder and it's name in style.css.

  5. wpnew12
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the help :)
    BTW, I am fairly new to WordPress and wondering if renaming the theme is something that is commonly done? Could it create some issues with the theme updates and plugins in the future?

  6. mappuhn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've had it happen to me that just by renaming the theme all of the javascript and css in the theme stopped working because it was hard-linked, not using bloginfo().

    So, yes. All kinds of things can go wrong.

    You can hack it a bit, but updating might erase all of your hard work.

  7. wpnew12
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good to know, thanks so much!!

  8. Andrew Bartel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just create a child theme and name it whatever you want.

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