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How To Change WordPress Themes - Switch Without Destroying Your Website

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Learn how to change WordPress themes, all the gotchas, and things to consider. Know fully what's involved with this video tutorial. MY Advice Switch to a theme and page builder combo that will be timeless so that you are not locked into a style. Elementor https://www.wpcrafter.com/elementor Astra https://www.wpcrafter.com/astra GeneratePress https://www.wpcrafter.com/generatepress Hosting with staging: https://www.wpcrafter.com/hosting/ Siteground https://www.wpcrafter.com/siteground A2Hosting https://www.wpcrafter.com/a2hosting Kinsta https://www.wpcrafter.com/kinsta WPEngine https://www.wpcrafter.com/wpengine Install WordPress On Your Computer https://local.getflywheel.com/ https://laragon.org/ Migrate To Staging & Back https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/ https://updraftplus.com/shop/migrator/ Other Tutorials Install Local https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX814cox1-s ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All of my opinions in this video are my own, I was not paid to make this video. Whenever there is a link in any of my videos, if there is an affiliate program available, it's safe to assume that you are clicking on an affiliate link. Please check my website for any associated bonus I may be offering, for supporting me, or ask in the comments below. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Seán O'Nilbud (2 days ago)
Fanny pack is so much worse on the other side of the Atlantic. Over here only women have a fanny.
Matt Stillmunkes (3 days ago)
Don't Hate on Fanny Packs!
Will McAllister (3 days ago)
Great video once again. Initially confusing but that means I need educating. Maybe I will try doing the staging thing first and try Astra free version to see how my site is affected. My question is, how does Divi (which I have purchased) fir into all this? Once again thanks a million.
The only challenge with Divi is that if you're leaving Divi you need to make sure that you install the Divi builder plug-in. If you don't you will see a bunch of content wrapped in shortcodes that will look like a gibberish of text.
Janet Morningstar (4 days ago)
Hi Adam. I used Duplicator to move my site from localhost to Siteground and it worked perfectly. It's also free. https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/
Yes that's a fantastic plug-in for migrating your website if you're comfortable with uploading files and manually creating a WordPress database.
samu el (4 days ago)
I really love your videos. Im building a website at the moment and my customer wants to upload news himself. it would be the easiest way to do it with a plugin but i cant find one that is not ugly, useless or does not work well with elementor. Can you help out? Greetings Sam!
Tatah Chi (4 days ago)
Hi Adam, thanks for the video. I have a request if you don't mind. Your suggestion on us using a theme that is not locked is very good. I wish to build a local directory site and I have looked around and the best suggested theme is listingpro. But you see, it has its own builder and if I want to build several directories then I have to buy a theme for each one. My request is this. Is it possible to us Astra + elementor + pods + cpt ui to create your own directory. I know you might know other plugins that one can use in collaboration withe the ones I mentioned to crank up a directory with great features like those in listingpro. Let me know what you think?
Bernhard Gronau (6 days ago)
Nice Overview one remark all in one migration is a one time fee - migrator needs to renewed yearly - and it seems to me all in one migration doesn't gzip the sql part of the export leading to bigger files… never tried migrator though ^^
Same with migrator. But yea most people don’t do a ton of migrating and the $30 will work after the 12 months just fine. But yea the other one does have lifetime updates :-)
Goni Musa (6 days ago)
I recently come across ClickFunnel Plugin and wondering if that could be useful for sale funnel? Is there any best Sales Funnel plugin for WP?
Yea just go checkout CartFlows. It’s better then Click Funnels.
Beth W (7 days ago)
This is excellent!! Perfect timing. I'm planning an ecommerce site using Astra, Elementor Pro, and Cartflows (so glad for your videos!!). I currently have a landing page built with X-Pro and the links all point to my Etsy shop (just for now). Should I build the new site using the local plugin or can I use Elementor's mainenance mode?
zatyn (7 days ago)
Adam, another great video and as always helping me a lot, thank you
Sorry, but I am disappointed. You did not talk about images! A crucial item in any theme change. And the video mostly focus on your affiliate products :( And, BTW, the real world is not "Elementor" and "Astra", at least not yet...
Janet Morningstar (3 days ago)
I would think it very difficult to cover all page builders and all themes. It seems more than reasonable that the videos would use tools which Adam uses himself because he truly believes they are some of the best out there. Mentioning that Astra and Elementor are both Adam's affiliate products implies you believe that this is the reason Adam promotes them. Adam promotes them because he believes in them. Adam gives so much of his time and knowledge freely. There is nothing wrong with being an affiliate for products you believe in and use yourself. Providing constructive feedback is one thing. Negativity just for the sake of it is entirely another. Adam doesn't owe anybody anything.
Sacred Walk Home (7 days ago)
Thank You Adam for this great video. I have a client who is going to need to change their theme. The current theme came with a ton of bloat and the developer has dropped the ball.
Thanks for the good advice as usual. I have a question I use OceanWP with elementor but when I look my post with page inspection I cannot see any H1. When I try to put h1 in the title my seo pro told me I have 2 h1. I don’t understand can you help please. It looks like OceanWP put h1 automatically but I’m not sure. If you want you can check my website https://offthetouristtreadmill.com. Thanks
Jana Murray (7 days ago)
Thanks for making an overview of this sometimes painful process. As far as hosting goes, we're very impressed with WPX Hosting which includes staging, and extremely responsive support.
Rose Qwen (7 days ago)
Will you please do a review video on Flatsome theme and how to utilize their Flatsome Studio? What are pros and the cons, their coding, and ease of switching to another theme if need to later on, etc. I was looking into purchasing this theme but later came across your video for Astra, I thought I can benefit using their built-in features like advertising banners and marketing campaigns for advertising automation. With Astra, how can I have the slider options for preview featured products? What are your recommendation for Woo-cart plugins on product management, inventory tracking, sales, taxes, and marketing ( holiday sales banners etc. )? Thank you!
Potenti4lz (7 days ago)
I hate how much work it is to make a new page in WordPress, why can't it be as easy as Medium. :(
Potenti4lz (7 days ago)
How do you use both a Page Builder like Elementor full width AND still retain the speediness of a native theme like Astra?
Potenti4lz (7 days ago)
Elementor full canvas option?
John Dulleck (7 days ago)
Great info here Adam, thanks! Would you also think a free web host like 000webhost or similar might be an alternative to local hosting?
Potenti4lz (7 days ago)
I just set up another GCP or AWS server from marketplace WordPress bitnami. Both are free for a year but they're highly complex environments.
Potenti4lz (7 days ago)
I hate how many themes still use VC/WP Bakery, it's so dated.
Potenti4lz (7 days ago)
I really wish Automattic just made this process a breeze. But it's not Shopify or Webflow. Maybe Gutenberg will resolve this.
Schlomoh Brodowicz (7 days ago)
Excellent piece of advice. Many thanks ! I'm using Phlox Pro...hope I'm still complying with your recommendations.
Dinesh Mistry (7 days ago)
Great timing for this video adam. I wonder if you could take a look at my basketball teams website (www.leicestercobras.org.uk) as im trying to update with a new theme using elementor and oceonwp I would appreciate any help you can offer.
Frank V (7 days ago)
Hey Adam, good content as usual. Could you give me the app name you are using to make your video?. I have the screencast-o-matic and feeling kind of incomplete. Thanks.
Kevin Roberts (7 days ago)
Great tutorial. I had no idea of (or maybe forgot about) the Elements feature of GeneratePress. I've been using GP for years and I feel like they snuck in some enhancements while I was using the other features! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Tribute Salute (7 days ago)
Adam, thanks for another great presentation. Even though it's a little slow sometimes, I like MAMP for local staging because it works on a Mac as well as a PC. As for themes with Elementor, I just use the bare-bones "Hello" theme which does not lock me up in a "box." I'm going to give Laragon a try to see how it does. Again, thanks for presenting great information to the Wordpress community and beyond.
Muttaqi Ali (7 days ago)
Where's the tutorial link to local by flywheel?
Sorry, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX814cox1-s
Rat Finder (8 days ago)
I would like to switch themes on my website, but I was wondering can I contract you to do it for me?
Annette V (8 days ago)
Thanks Adam. Am going to switch themes and this video brought it into perspective.
Louis B (8 days ago)
are you fan of james bond ? i am ! ;-) really agree with you to recommend the add-on "migrator" for updraft plugin. really fantastic, a must have.
Louis B (7 days ago)
+WPCrafter.com WordPress For Non-Techies I have not seen a single episode of GOT but I will think of you when I finally discover the series 😄 ahah
Haha. Yea I am totally cool with any joking around. I have also been called Varys from Game Of Thrones haha.
Louis B (7 days ago)
+WPCrafter.com WordPress For Non-Techies LOL you know I almost made this joke but I did not dare, i see that you have a lot of humor :-) , if I had known I would have dared ahah seriously I am like you an absolute fan of james bond since "only for your eyes" (i was 8 years old). you're not a movie star but already a youtube star, and you deserve it :-) and you have nothing of a villain, because I know real bad guys on youtube LOL thanks for your answer that made me laugh hard. hurry the next james bond !!!
Since I was a small kid. I'm sure I resemble a bond villain haha. I mostly get called Dr. Evil, which is fine with me :-). And yea that migrator addon has never once let me down.
Tinko Gruev (8 days ago)
Thank you Adam I need you advice was using astra theme with elementor pro but i install oceanwp bcuz have a few more option for woocommerce site .Everything is fine exept on my main page below header i see other header it show "home" with words i call home my home page thats why and i cannot find way to remove that home not to show ,same happen when i click on shop page under the header i see another header it says products-here you can add more product in your shop. Thats it a small and anoing issue i dont want my page visitors to see this any sedgestions?🤔
+Tinko Gruev Maybe reach out to Nick to get that fixed. Maybe there is an issue.
Tinko Gruev (7 days ago)
+WPCrafter.com WordPress For Non-Techies Ty i do it text its gone but the space still there i think i must create new main page start from 0
In each page there should be an option to hide the title.
Michael Ligot (8 days ago)
We're doing a WordPress redesign, this is good information. Newbie question: Can themes be used on WordPress independently of page builders / theme builders like Elementor, Divi and Beaver Builder?
themedleb (8 days ago)
Yes, of course, you can use themes alone without page builders, but you will need to do the job of page builders when you are building the website.
Jason Fetherland (8 days ago)
I am mid theme swap and am mostly settled on genesis. Do you not like genesis? I am looking for seo and speed.
jds hempfarm (8 days ago)
Is your theme flexible enough to handle what you want to accomplish?
Boun Vilailath (8 days ago)
OMG! The perfect timing! I was just strategizing on how to switch theme without destroying the database or starting over. Thanks, Adam!
First comment:-) great content Adam

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