copying themes to experiment (2 posts)

  1. rbfree
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How can one copy a theme and rename it?

    My goal is to copy the default theme and experiment with styling it. I'd like to rename it so I know which one I'm editing.

    I've tried copying and pasting within my directory (/themes), but the presentation shows up as blank in the themes page and when it's activated.)

    Also, Is this acceptable practice? I don't intend to try to sell it, of course; not my line of business at all. Nevertheless, if it impinges on the original designer's rights, I'll find another strategy, altogether.


  2. stvwlf
    Posted 7 years ago #


    At the top of the CSS file in every theme are some comments lines. One of them is the name of the theme - that is where WordPress finds the theme names. So, in your copy of the theme, change the name to something else. Then WP will see them with two different names.

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