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Replace old theme with Genesis (5 posts)

  1. v2006
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    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I replace my old theme at: drostdesigns.com with the one I've developed on the Genesis Framework at: drostdesigns.com/DEV/

    Please correct or add to any of the steps below:

    Deactivate plugins
    Transfer theme folder
    Activate new theme
    Update permalink structure

    Questions
    Do I change the address in General settings before moving the template folder?
    Will the SEO settings remain the same?

    Thanks

  2. Generally it's just

    - Upload new parent theme directory to wp-content/themes

    - Upload new child theme directory to wp-content/themes

    - Activate child theme

    If that doesn't work activate the old theme. As long as you are uploading to new directories and not overwriting anything then you'll be fine.

    Make a full backup beforehand if you're really want to play it safe.

    Do I change the address in General settings before moving the template folder?

    You're just changing the theme, so the general settings will remain the same.

    Will the SEO settings remain the same?

    Now THAT I have no idea. I don't see why it would change but alphabet soup was never my thing. ;)

  3. v2006
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Jan..thanks for the swift reply.

    Checking..

    So I don't need to deactivate the plugins?
    If general settings in DEV site are drostdesigns.com/DEV do I need to change them to drostdesigns.com

  4. So I don't need to deactivate the plugins?

    It can't hurt but generally when turning on a new theme it's just not necessary.

    If you really want to play it safe (and you should do this regularly anyways as a best practice) make a full backup.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup

  5. If general settings in DEV site are drostdesigns.com/DEV do I need to change them to drostdesigns.com

    Nooooo don't do that.

    The explanation I provided is for copying the theme from the DEV installation to the real instance. Do that, it's safe.

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