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Why isn't my theme changing right? (10 posts)

  1. DesireeTB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I recently just updated my WordPress to 3.4.2 and changed my theme from the plain Twently Eleven theme to the Reaction Skeleton theme.
    http://reaction.mdnw.net/

    Eventhough I changed theme, my site is still formated the same as it was as the Twenty Eleven theme.

    How do I go about getting my format to look like the reaction theme. I hope I don't have to delete everything and start over.

    I wonder if it's because I did not use a child theme with the Twenty Eleven and manually editted the orginal files. If thet's the reason do any of you know how to go about getting to that new themes format without loosing my pages and blog?

  2. DesireeTB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Im wondering if I should just get a new domain and hosting and start fresh and just transfer all content and stuff over to the new theme under a new domain. Then forward my old domain to the new one.

    I just don't want all of my SEO to go to loss.

    How do you guys recommend going about this?

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Re-upload a fresh, unpacked, copy of the Twenty Eleven folder to wp-content/themes using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentyeleven

    And switch to another theme.

  4. DesireeTB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much esmi. Will do. :)

    So, when I switch to the new theme. Do I need to make that a child theme also?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not unless you need to customise the theme.

  6. DesireeTB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, let me run this by you really quick so that I know I am doing it right..

    Re-Upload Twenty Eleven and overwrite the current one I have? From there there the theme should show up like it does in the demo?

    - Since I have a static page, do I need to take that off inorder to get the theme to work since the theme already seems to have a static page with a slider and stuff?

    This part really confuses me because where will all my graphics and writing I have on the front page of Twenty eleven go?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Re-Upload Twenty Eleven and overwrite the current one I have? From there there the theme should show up like it does in the demo?

    if you are referring to the Twenty eleven theme's demo, then yes. I can;t really comment on the Reaction Skeleton theme as that's via a 3rd party provider.

    Since I have a static page, do I need to take that off inorder to get the theme to work since the theme already seems to have a static page with a slider and stuff?

    With Twenty Eleven, no. With Reaction Skeleton, see above.

  8. DesireeTB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay cool. So, when I overwrite the version of Twenty Eleven that I have, will I loose my uploads, pages and blog posts?

    Sorry if Im asking too many questions. I just want to be able to start off fresh without loosing my pages and stuff.

    When I say start off fresh, I mean the Twenty Eleven, back to the basics, "hello world" stuff.

    As long as I still have my pages and blog posts Im fine.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    will I loose my uploads, pages and blog posts?

    No. These are stored in your database - not in your theme.

  10. DesireeTB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay great! I think I got it now!

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