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  1. strangecargo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi,

    I am interested in changing themes.
    however I have edited the header and footer php files for my current theme Twenty Ten and I am curious what happens if you try and install a new theme over the current one.

    I have had problems previously trying to install new themes were it has destroyed my entire site and given me server errors.

    thanks,

    john carruthers

    strangecargo@rocketmail.com

  2. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    First, never edit TwentyTen (or any other Theme) directly. Instead, create a Child Theme, and make all your edits there.

    Second, installing/activating another Theme will not in any way whatsoever impact any other Theme you have installed. If you install/activate another Theme, switching back to your previous Theme is as simple as clicking a link in your Dashboard. No changes will have been made to one Theme simply by virtue of installing/activating another Theme.

    So, that said: try out other Themes to your heart's content! You can always switch back to TwentyTen at any time.

  3. strangecargo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi chip,

    thanks 4 your reply.

    seeing as I have edited the sidebar, header and footer a little, what will happen if I install another theme over my twenty ten?

    I was using that genesis theme and tried to uninstall it and it started giving me server side errors, so now I am a little hesitant to muck about seeing as I am a few weeks into my site...

    thanks again,

    jc

    ps. btw. I uninstalled the genesis completely and went with twenty ten because I found it easier to manipulate...

    check it out... real pieces of the moon.. !!!

    http://www.lunarmeteoritestore.com

  4. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    seeing as I have edited the sidebar, header and footer a little, what will happen if I install another theme over my twenty ten?

    Themes are not installed "over" other Themes. Each Theme is installed in its own subdirectory in \wp-content\themes.

    p.s. please do not post spam links

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