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Two Themes One Database? (8 posts)

  1. shiner_man
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm trying to create a new theme for my site. I have setup a beta site for theme testing. I would like the beta site to use the same content (posts, users, etc.) that the current site has.

    Is it possible to use a different theme and work off the same database? If so, could somebody point me in the right direction on how to do this?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No, because all the settings - inclucind the active theme - are stored in the DB.

  3. shiner_man
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Is there a way to import posts into another database?

  4. Samuel B

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Maybe you could import them with an RSS feed?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content#Importing_from_an_RSS_feed

  5. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Near the bottom of wp-settings.php you have a line for
    define('TEMPLATEPATH', get_template_directory());

    You might achieve something like what you want by replacing the above with:
    if(isset($_GET['themechange']))
    define('TEMPLATEPATH', ABSPATH . "wp-content/themes/yourthemefolder/");
    else define('TEMPLATEPATH', get_template_directory());

    Then, to see your special theme, you add ?themechange=1 (or &themechange=1) to the URI of your WordPress to activate the theme found in "yourthemefolder" that you specify in the above code.

    And moshu, being a higher-up, can you tell me how I can communicate with someone about a security issue in WP?

  6. Samuel B

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not moshu, but...
    security at wordpress dot org

  7. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, I tried there and no thing is happening.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Be patient :)
    (I am no dev, not related to the devs... just a forum member)

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