How to Change a WordPress Theme (Without Breaking Your Website)



The process of changing themes without changing your website’s core functionalities can take a bit longer than just clicking on the Activate button. 🅰️ This tutorial will show you how to do it safely, step-by-step.
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Choosing the perfect WordPress theme can take some time. As websites grow and expand, owners might feel the need to change their WordPress themes so they can accommodate their site’s new necessities.

Changing your WordPress theme only takes a few moments. However, if you want to do it safely, switching themes can be a little more time consuming. That is because your website’s features are closely tied to the theme you are currently using. Therefore, changing themes abruptly, might cause a loss of useful functionalities, and potentially break your site.

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Timestamps

0:00 How to Change Your WordPress Theme Safely
1:03 Set Up a Staging Copy of Your Website
2:26 Install Your New Theme and Preview It
3:23 Activate Your New Theme
3:46 Resolve Errors and Replace Missing Elements
5:01 Push Your Staging Website Live

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Other useful guides on WordPress Themes

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► https://kinsta.com/blog/how-to-customize-wordpress-theme/

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► https://kinsta.com/blog/wordpress-free-vs-paid-themes/

How to Delete a WordPress Theme (3 Effective Ways):
► https://kinsta.com/blog/wordpress-delete-theme/

The Best Free And Premium WordPress Themes
► https://kinsta.com/best-wordpress-themes/

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