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  • Is anyhing bad gonna happen if I switch themes? I am using Affilotheme and it is malfunctioning with header issues that I cannot leave the way it is. I have not been able to get any kind support other than someone will get back to me later.

    So I am thinking about switching to twenty ten or eleven and see how it is but I have already created an extensive home page, articles and some other stuff that I don’t want to lose. Am I OK to switch and can I switch back?

    Also I am wondering are the default themes easier to get some help on if I need it?

    Thanks, Joe

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Is anyhing bad gonna happen if I switch themes?

    Unlikely – although it does depend upon what theme you switch to. The Twenty Eleven theme is always a good fallback as it is the one theme that should always work with the current version of WordPress. You could also look at some of the more recent themes in http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ They will all have undergone a quality review.

    What kind of header issues, did you try to change something in the header. Perhaps you could fix it ?

    Switching themes is normally no problem in wp. One important fact everytime always do a backup before any changes.The 2011/2010 are default for wp.

    What kind of header issues, did you try to change something in the header. Perhaps you could fix it ?

    In Affilotheme there is a tool called “Header Creator” and when you click on it a window comes up, it worked good the first time allowing me to add already loaded backgrounds and images, change fonts and font size.

    When using different templates within Affilotheme they have different header widths and heights so you would need to go back to the header creator and make adjustments. Well it has lost all its functionality and I can’t fix the header (I guess you could in the code but I don’t want to go there)

    In the same area there is also a tick box to “link the header to home page” that is also not working. The box is checked and it is not linking and if I uncheck and save it goes back to being checked but still not linked.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks.

    Code must be corrupted, so best to just go to default 2011 theme. Check all ok and then take things from there.Could be a nightmare to locate problem otherwise.

    Also as per Esmi there are some nice themes available to download once you have 2011 working.

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