I would like to change the theme on my website. Is there a good way of doing this?

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Triblu Premium
Hey Janice,

You BET you can... but DO keep your present theme until you are absolutely certain about a new one. As long as you don't delete your present theme it will retain all of your settings.

Here's Rob's tutorial to show you how to: And, here's a video to help you find any other awesome tutorial that have been shared here on WA: Hope you find this helpful.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Changing your theme is easy, WordPress backoffice appearance click on themes add new theme or can you also upload a new theme using a zip file. The challenge may be to find a theme that has all of the features you are looking for. You can want to look at a potential theme choice demo first. your theme name + demo.

After installing you may have some minor things to change but your content will not change. Appearance -> customize The header and footer are using where the changes are most noticed.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
You might wish to make sure you back up your site content first too, Janice!

Jeff
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Janice46004 Premium
Thanks - How do I do that?
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
There are plug-in for that, Janice just look in the menu at the different plug-ins! I think one that I hear alot about is Updraft, but there are several others too!

Jeff
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Janice46004 Premium
Thank you - very helpful to know all this.
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Janice46004 Premium
I have installed the updraft plugin and did a backup, thanks. How do I back up site content?
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
On the site? I think that goes in there too, Janice! You might do a post asking that question to the community at large to make sure though!

Jeff
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davehayes Premium
You have some great answers in this thread, to which I'll add this you can do anything in Wordpress that you want simply by clicking and ticking a box and it won't break

This training Gives an example of what I am saying.

Remember that when you change your theme, you will have to update any analytics code from Google and Pinterest as they don't automatically do this.
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Janice46004 Premium
Thanks Dave - I really do have a lot to learn still.
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davehayes Premium
Well you are in the right place to do that and it's not really as complicated as it is made out
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EhabAmin Premium
Go to your dashboard >> Appearance>> Themes. Then you can download and preview a lot of Themes.
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Janice46004 Premium
Thank you - very helpful.
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