Support » Themes and Templates » Theme change confusion. Any help is appreciated

  • Hi all,

    My web site is looking like it needs a face lift, I would like to change themes. However, I have several thousand articles, hundred of pages (basically two pages a country — I know this was a terrible idea), and about one hundred authors.

    I know there is probably a way to transfer the basic information: articles, pages, authors, but I have no idea how to start the process.

    I have created a subdirectory with a new clean version of wordpress here, and have added a few new themes to play with, but what do I transfer from my current site to get the pieces together.

    I have tried looking on this forum and google, but I don’t even know the right words to ask for this.

    HELP please!

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Just install a new theme on and activate it. You won’t loose any content.

    Thanks macmanx

    I have done this, but nothing matches up. All the navigation seems thrown off because my home page was highly customized. It also means that I have to fix everything on the fly with the site live.

    Is this better than creating a development site.

    Moderator James Huff


    In that case, it would be better to basically “clone” your blog on a subdomain. Just copy the files over to a subdomain, then backup and restore your database into a new database and point the wp-config.php file at that.

    Thank you so much.

    This is a great starting point for me.


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