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Can i change the name of my wordpress theme ?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by puredigits, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi'
    I purchased a wordpress theme recently and uploaded it on my website, It's working great BTW..

    But i want to rename the theme as my company name -
    http://www.domainname.com/wp-content/themes/themename/style.css

    Need suggestions about this....


    Thanks....
    puredigits, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    Devtard Notable Member

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    pupul Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Yeah, you can change the name. You have to rename the folder name.
    Also you should rename it from CSS file.
    pupul, Apr 21, 2013 IP
  4. puredigits

    puredigits Active Member

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    #4
    I understand, But don't you think it will affect my css file ?
    puredigits, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    puredigits Active Member

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    #5

    Oops ... I have just tried and it doesn't work :(
    puredigits, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    Devtard Notable Member

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    #6
    It won't.

    That's weird. Well, you can change the FTP client or just reupload the folder with a different name.
    Devtard, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    puredigits Active Member

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    #7

    Any idea how can i rename it from css file ?
    puredigits, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    pupul Well-Known Member

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    #8
    See the CSS file
    e.g.: Theme Name: AplauPro
    Change the name "AplauPro" to a new name
    pupul, Apr 21, 2013 IP
  9. Devtard

    Devtard Notable Member

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    #9
    Appearance → Editor → style.css:

    In this case, "Twenty Ten" on the first line is the template's name.

    Code (Text):
    1. /*
    2. Theme Name: Twenty Ten
    3. Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/
    4. Description: The 2010 default theme for WordPress.
    5. Author: wordpressdotorg
    6. Author URI: http://wordpress.org/
    7. Version: 1.0
    8. Tags: black, blue, white, two-columns, fixed-width, custom-header, custom-background, threaded-comments, sticky-post, translation-ready, microformats, rtl-language-support, editor-style, custom-menu
    9. */
    Devtard, Apr 21, 2013 IP
  10. puredigits

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    Devtard Notable Member

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    #11
    I don't have a crystal ball so I don't know what exactly doesn't work. In any case, you can download the theme and rename it locally and then upload it (via FTP or WordPress).
    Devtard, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    #12
    on top of style.css

    /*
    Theme Name: change this name
    */
    karthimx, Apr 21, 2013 IP
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    #13
    You can rename it, but make sure you have the rights to do so. Also, your name change may affect soem paths within your site.
    IvinViljoen, Apr 22, 2013 IP
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    premiumwordpressthemes Active Member

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    #14
    you can rename the theme name for both: theme name in css file and the name of theme folder. However, you have to go to Appearance/ Themes to reload your theme.
    premiumwordpressthemes, Apr 24, 2013 IP
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    #15

    renaming your theme folder will not affect your .css file directly. however, it can affect image paths.

    example: if your body has a background:url('/wp-content/themes/themeone/images/bg.png'); and you go and change the name of the theme, you'll also want to update all the image paths :) same for any images called in the other templates. just use your search function (ctrl + f)
    cadavr, Apr 29, 2013 IP