Select different Themes for one or more, or all WordPress Pages, Posts or other non-Admin pages. Or Site Home.
works fine with my site, i am using it for different theme for pages
Just installed and tested this plugin.
Had no problems with it.
Wanted a different look for posts in the category "news" so set my custom permalinks as: /%category%/%postname%
Then in Settings >> Multiple themes plugin
... under "For An Individual Page, Post or other non-Admin page"
... under "URL of Page, Post, Prefix or other" pasted:
Then in the same field entered:
... and checked the box "Anything that begins with this URL will use this Theme"
Now my "News" category page and all posts in the "News" category have their own distinct theme.
Great work since "Page Theme" plugin does not work with WP 3.5 or above. Awesome!
Exactly what I was looking for and it works! :-)
About using specific templates for specific pages, of course, I'll welcome an update that will take that in account. Meanwhile, your suggestion and explanation (using Test Drive) in the plugin's FAQ, is clear and thorough. It works well.
Thank you very much for this plugin ! (I send small donations one a year to plugins I appreciate. I'll definitely include you next time).
A nice plugin. thank you
This plugin brilliantly fulfills my desire to have 2 themes for my single site at the same time, without having to install wordpress a second time whether in a sub-domain or in a sub-directory. Thanks Jonradio!
Thanks so much jonradio! This is (almost :P our dream come true! I'm working on a group blog which wants to be like an online newspaper with various sections and a "front page" with a survey of everything. We tried WP Multisite, which works pretty well, but as a "fake webmaster" (non-developer / non-coder) I wasn't able to find a way to get the "Front Page" (primary site of the multisite) to auto-display posts from all the child-sites.
Since the child sites all used the same theme anyway, we decided Multisite might not really be necessary and it did require adding authors over and over, making menus over and over, etc. So jonradio Multiple Themes became a way for us to use a main theme (currently WooThemes Scrollider) and then add in another theme, WooThemes Teamster for our author pages / author archives.
It's almost brilliant! Unfortunately the "trick" you document using Theme Test Drive to setup the alt-theme isn't quite working for menus (nice to have) and number of authors to show (essential for us) I won't go on about that here, I'll go post in the forum.
Even though this small problem if unsolvable might unfortunately wind up having us not use jonradio Multiple Themes, I still wanted to give it 5 stars as it's a marvelous plugin if you can make it work. Maybe this "switching" is too specific or too fancy for WordPress Core, but I'd think that a lot of users / designers would want this ability. I guess you could hack a theme into a custom post type, but again, as a "fake webmaster" IDK what's even involved in that.
Thanks also for the extensive documentation, screenshots, etc. For a fairly unusual functionality, it's pretty easy to set up. The multiple switching passes: jonradio:deactivate, theme-test-drive:activate, work on site, reverse, repeat... does get a little tedious, but once you had a site setup, you shouldn't have to go through all that again soon.
Thank you so much!
Oh, the site I'm working on - mainsite:
theme-switched author section:
This plugin is great, it allows you to use multiple themes on a single website. I use it to built a demo website for my client, he is very glad to see it.
His website is combination of photography, product selling and personal blog. Because he is a photographer, I need to make it not only good for text but also looks good for showing his photos. I use this plugin to use a great looking theme for showing his photographs, and other theme for showing texts.
The developer (jonradio) is very nice, when I have problem he will fix it quickly. Rated 5 stars and donated.
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