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Changing themes (12 posts)

  1. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've already gotten a site built, lots of information and so forth. But, The theme is making me crazy. I want to download a new theme and "start over." Can I download a theme, start building it, then change to the new site? I didn't build the first one; I'm not a designer. So, I know this is basic question, but I don't want to download something and POOF! everything is gone.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can I download a theme, start building it, then change to the new site?

    Yes you can. But if you want to work on it locally, you will also need to install WordPress locally.

  3. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have wordpress installed. can i work on numerous sites with the one installation of wordpress. and how.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can only work on one standalone site, or theme, at a time but you can have as many themes installed as you want. If you want to work on more than 1 site, you'll need to install a second copy of WordPress.

  5. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    or you can use multisite feature where one wordpress install and have multiple sites on same install using a domain mapping plugin for diffrent domain names.

  6. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the info. This is becoming clear.
    @esmi The link had information from 2005 and talks about WP 1.5.X. IS there any new info out there regarding local install of WordPress?

  7. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @govpatel Is the domain mapping plugin the one that is $12 a year?

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't think anything significant has changed in terms of local installs.

  9. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can only work on one standalone site, or theme, at a time but you can have as many themes installed as you want. If you want to work on more than 1 site, you'll need to install a second copy of WordPress.

    not understanding. I can have as many themes to a wordpress site installed as I want? with content? URL1 can have six themes?
    Not following.

    But, I digress.
    URL1
    URL2
    URL3

    How do I use WordPress 3.0.1 to build URL 2 and URL 3 while maintaining URL1.

    Do I need to download WordPress 3.0.1 for both URL2 and URL 3 separately?

    IF not, now do I use the existing online software to build URL 2 and URL 3.

    If I only need to download once for URL 2 and URL 3 so I can work locally then upload FTP, how do I do that?

    Those are the specific questions. Are there specific answers? Thanks for all your help/

  10. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I see from the WordPress.org site that "3.0 allows for the management of multisites from one wordpress installation" but I have spent 30 minutes looking for the answer to "how." Can you enlighten me? And, do I still need to download another copy in order to build the three sites locally or can I use the online copy that I am using for my site now to build the three offline sites?

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A theme merely controls the display of your content. It does not store the content (your content is stored in your database).

    I currently have 2 local installs with a total of about thirty themes between them. Each local "site" is a separate install of WordPress (in my case, one is 3.0.1 whilst the other is the bleeding nightly alpha version).

    How do I use WordPress 3.0.1 to build URL 2 and URL 3 while maintaining URL1.

    If you want to simply develop themes or plugins, you only need a single install. You can then swap themes and plugins in & out as needed. If you want to build complete sites, you will need a separate install & database per site/url.

    Do I need to download WordPress 3.0.1 for both URL2 and URL 3 separately?

    See above.

    IF not, now do I use the existing online software to build URL 2 and URL 3.

    Develop the theme locally in your single install and then upload the theme to your live site.

  12. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @jamesgangcreative You can find information on how to setup a multisite here

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

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