WordPress is becoming the most popular and effective blogging software among internet users. Many blogs with awesome layout can be seen while roaming through the net surfing, for this purpose many WordPress themes are used.
In order to make one blog more attractive and SEO friendly, one may wish to change its layout by changing its theme. Many of my friends may unaware of the precautionary measures while changing the theme. I have also changed my blog theme, so I wished to share some of the points among my valuable readers, so that they won’t face such a problem, that I have faced.
So here are the:
10 Things One Should Know While Changing WordPress Theme:
1)Save all codes of your sidebar area Before going to activate your new theme in your blog, just save all the codes from your sidebar, including all widgets. Because if you make changes in the sidebar & the required device is not there in your WordPress then you have to make it again. It’s OK if there is a required device-enabled WordPress. Otherwise, save all the codes from your sidebar.
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2) Stat -Tracking code should reapply. These codes are present in header & footer files. This is because when the WordPress theme is changed, then the header & footer files will be overwritten due to the code found in the header & footer files. And you have to apply this code again. Otherwise, the blog will not track properly.
3) Use the required plug-ins. Some plug-ins are outdated, some are not suitable for the theme you are using now. Some themes don’t require any plug-in. So, Check what plugin you are required.
4) Verify that plug-ins you are using use and verify such plugins that are properly working.
5) Check your RSS feed subscription check your RSS Feed to make sure it’s OK. Because if you have a blog & RSS feed is not working properly then there is no benefit of changing the theme. RSS feed is a very important part of any website.
6)check all the features It might be possible that while applying the new WordPress theme You haven’t seen all the features are correct or not. So, do not activate your theme until or unless you have not to check all the features are OK.
7)Test your theme for different browsers There are so many browsers like internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.. So, you should test your new theme in more than one browser to see its new features in all the browsers.
8)Be careful before applying settings If you are going to apply a new WordPress theme, you should be very careful while making any changes. Because you are going to change the theme of your blog and it’s not a matter of carelessness. One mistake can spoil everything.
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9)Layout Should be attractive Whatever change you have done in your blog you must tell your users & take their feedback on that. They will tell you how it looks. Because your blog should look beautiful in terms of themes.
10)Select an appropriate Theme Selection of an appropriate theme is also very important. The new theme must match the niche of your blog. You can also choose any free WordPress theme developed by WordPress Developers.
[via: WordPress help]