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Alternative Theme Switcher


Althernative Theme Switcher make user able to switch the theme of your blog.

Admins can select which theme can be selected, and users can choose betwteen those themes and display it !

About switchable themes

There are two kinds of switchable theme. First, you have two themes under your wp-content/themes directory with the same layout !
Then, you can choose in your admin these themes.

Second, you have one theme and you want to switch only few elements in your current theme.
To do this, you can make an alternative theme.
Create a directory altThemes in your theme directory and a subdirectory for each alternative theme.
Keep in mind that the name of the directory will be the name of the subtheme.
Finally, create a style.css under your alternative theme and place your css rules insides.

Do not forget that if the rules you want to switch are also defined in mainTheme/style.css,
you may need to add the !important rule at the end of your alternative css rules.

Enjoy !


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  • Back office screen shot


  1. Download the plugin
  2. Copy the directory under your wp-content/plugins
  3. Enable the plugin in your admin pages
  4. Configure the plugin

That’s all !


How do I render the widget ?

To render the switcher, just paste the following code where you want to display it :

Where can I find translation files ?

All translation files can be found in the lang subdirectory. It contains pot, po and mo files.


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Contributors & Developers

“Alternative Theme Switcher” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Object oriented code
  • Singleton pattern used for the plugin (easier to call widget functions)


  • Initial widget