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Changing themes (13 posts)

  1. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 2 years 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
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

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

  3. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 2 years 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
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why do you need to delete the theme?

  7. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

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

  8. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago #

  10. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago #

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

  12. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  13. timeonthewater
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

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