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Changing themes (13 posts)

  1. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed WordPress and built a site based on a theme. I then tried to change themes and all of the format and data was lost. If I try to go back to the original theme it is just a mish mash of information. How do I start over?

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you want to start-over by building a theme from scratch?

  3. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply
    I don't need to build a theme from scratch. I can choose a theme and start over.

  4. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try one of the themes from WordPress.org http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    You probably then need to create a Child Theme if you're going to customise that theme.

  5. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My problem is actually deleting the old theme. I have been trying to modify it. Should I try a child theme to accomplish this?

  6. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why do you need to delete the theme?

  7. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It won't take on its original format. After I changed themes and changed back it was rearranged.

  8. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I thought about just adding another site and then deleting the first one but it won't seem to let me start another without another domain. It's my first WordPress site so I'm fumbling around.

  9. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It won't take on its original format. After I changed themes and changed back it was rearranged.

    There's likely a reason for that -- if you post a link to your site, someone can likely help you.

  11. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did post a link but it does seem to be missing. Here is the test site

  12. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  13. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

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